“Yes, my friends, I believe that water will one day be employed as fuel, that hydrogen and oxygen which constitute it, used singly or together, will furnish an inexhaustible source of heat and light…”
1875 Jules Verne in The Mysterious Island
The Hydrogen Revolution has taken a big step forward this week as British Columbia, Canada has purchased hydrogen injection from Hydrogen Hybrid Technologies. The units splits water (H2O) then vent the hydrogen and oxygen directly into the air intake of the engine. Adding hydrogen improves the efficiency of combustion, in the engine, "with significant financial and environmental benefits".
Hydrogen energy has been around a long time.
There had been a growing buzz on the internet for the last 5 years especially in 2008 with high gasoline prices about hydrogen from water. Many skeptics think this is another fake conspiracy theory hype like the Perpetual motion machine. Read blogs and forums and hear that the energy used to create hydrogen must be as more than the added energy it produces. But in the real world individuals and now small companies as in the following news article, are trying out and making crude and sophisticated hydrogen generators. They are having with success with gas mileage increasing 10% to 50%. It seems the corner is turning to hydrogen generated from water and not hydrogen stored in fuel cells. This could be the answer as efficiency improves.
Hydrogen Hybrid Technologies Inc. receives order for B.C. school buses
PICKERING, ON, June 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Hydrogen Hybrid Technologies Inc. (OTCBB: HYHY) President Ira Lyons is pleased to announce the sale of the first units of the newest line of emissions control and fuel saving devices in North America. The units will be installed on school buses operated by School District # 5 in the Province of British Columbia, Canada. The sale marks the first government sale in western Canada and the purchase of the units will be funded by the provincial government.
"The use of the new model of Hydrogen Fuel Injection (HFI) products on school busses marks a milestone and opens up a huge new market for HHT" said Mr. Lyons. "All across North America, governments have recognized the serious hazard posed by diesel fumes to school children riding buses for up to four hours each day. In the California, alone, the state is spending $25 Million U.S., annually, to install exhaust abatement technologies on school buses. The satisfactory results on the first two school buses in B.C. are expected to lead to the adoption of HFI on every school bus in B.C. and will, almost certainly, have equal success in other provinces and states", added Lyons, "in part because HFI is the only emissions control technology that also reduces fuel use, meaning it is the only product of its kind that pays for itself".
HFI technology is installed as an add-on to diesel and gasoline engines where it significantly reduces a wide variety of emissions (CO, PM, HC, CO2 and NOx) while simultaneously reducing fuel consumption by a guaranteed minimum of 10%. HFI units are being used by over 150 fleets of long-haul transport trucks, ambulances, municipal buses and other heavy equipment, earning HFI the dominant position as the world's most widely-used on-board electrolysers. The technology is based on electrolysis and the units split water, on-board the ambulance, then vent the hydrogen and oxygen directly into the air intake of the engine. Adding hydrogen significantly improves the efficiency of combustion, in the engine, with significant financial and environmental benefits.
HFI is distributed through the world's largest retail distribution network for any hydrogen product, with over 140 Certified Installation Centres all across Canada, the United States and Mexico. Recently, geographical distribution has been expanded and units are installed in Europe, South America and the UK. The product is the first emission control technology to receive "Environmental Technology Verification" (ETV) by the Canadian government and the first hydrogen technology to receive ETV recognition anywhere in the world.
About Hydrogen Hybrid Technologies Inc.: The OEM licensee of the world's most advanced on-board hydrogen generating system, the Hydrogen Fuel Injection system. This technology is patented, or patent-pending, worldwide and has been actively marketed worldwide. The system offers unparalleled benefits for virtually any internal combustion engine, with increased horsepower, decreased emissions and a minimum 10% improvement in fuel economy. The company's products are marketed through a network of certified installation centres in Canada, the U.S. and around the world.
SOURCE: Hydrogen Hybrid Technologies Inc.
Hydrogen Hybrid Technologies Inc.