Coimbatore: A mechanical engineer from Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore invented an engine which can operate on distilled water. However, the creation will not be launched in India but in Japan.

Identified as Sounthirajan Kumaraswamy, the engineer, developed the engine in a time period of 10 years. The one-of-kind invention is eco-friendly as it uses hydrogen gas in the form of fuel and releases oxygen.

Speaking to news agency ANI, Kumaraswamy said, “It took me 10 years to develop this engine, it’s the first of its kind in world. It uses hydrogen as fuel source & releases oxygen.”

Adding, he spoke of his dream to launch the invention in India. “My dream is to introduce this engine in India, I knocked all the doors of the administrators but couldn’t get a positive response. So, I approached the Japan government and got the opportunity, this engine will be introduced in Japan in the coming days,” he said.