Canadian-based dynaCERT Inc. is making gains with its flagship product, the HydraGen, to boost fuel efficiency for the heavy truck industry.
HydraGen is an advance patent-pending electrolysis system that uses distilled water as a fuel additive combined with a potassium hydroxide electrolyte to produce clean gas for injection into a truck’s engine.
The technology could enhance vehicle performance and lead to greater fuel efficiency for the heavy tractor-trailer industry.
Essentially, it’s a hydrogen “gas-on-demand” system that feeds the produced gas into a special conditioning system that then separates out any moisture and sends dry gas to the output lines and the engine.
What should be most attractive to the industry is this: There’s no need to store dangerous quantities of compressed hydrogen gas onboard moving vehicles because the hydrogen gas is produced and delivered to the engine as needed.
Then we have the fuel efficiency part of the equation, which also looks promising. Not only does HydraGen provide gas on demand and eliminate storage issues, it does it all while monitoring for mileage and exhaust emissions to find what it calls the “exact recipe” for a specific truck engine. Once this ratio is determined, greater fuel efficiency can be achieved permanently.
Right now, the target is the heavy tractor-trailer industry, but we’re just getting started. This may be the technology that spurs similar developments targeting other industries, from marine and rail to transit and mining, and beyond.
You can find an interesting presentation on the company at the following link on Vimeo
By. Jen Alic of Oilprice.com