‘I won the bronze, which is quite good. There were 15 Romanian inventions in the show, seven of which won medals,’ Birtok-Baneasa , currently attending a specialist seminar in Croatia, told Agerpres on Tuesday.
The invention of the young man of Deva has also won silver in this year’s international invention shows of Moscow and Geneva and in 2008 it won gold in the Inventica Bucharest and Eureka Brussels shows.
The air filter invented by him allows for an up to 20 percent cut in fuel consumption in urban traffic. The invention has been experimentally tested on at least 40 vehicles, from the less to the most expensive, and the results were commended by the users.
The student does not intend to sell his invention and wants to create a production line in Romania that would manufacture the filters for affordable prices of between RON 80 and 100.
Corneliu Birtok-Baneasa is a senior student at the Hunedoara Faculty of Engineering, majoring in road motor vehicles.