I’ve written a lot lately about hydrogen generators for cars and trucks. Since there seems to be peak interest in this subject right now and new products and ebooks on the market for the DIY’er to build his or her own HHO generator, I would like to visit this subject once again.
In the past, I’ve talked about Denny Klein’s HHO generator that boosts gas mileage and reduces emissions in gasoline or diesel-powered vehicles. The electrolysis unit uses water to create a gaseous oxyhydrogen, sometimes called Brown’s gas, that is then put into the car’s intake, which provides more power, reduced gasoline use and a cleaner burn, reducing emissions.
Now critics will tell you that a HHO generator is a scam and simply doesn’t work. But, there is mounting evidence to the contrary. For instance the South Korean government has mandated that over 100,000 transport trucks be fitted with HHO generators to cut down on pollution. The U. S. Department of Energy lists one of the HHO generator manufacturers on its government website and a different manufacturer has its application in with the California Air Resources Board (CARB).
A company called Hydrorunner has third party verification that their product works and for those who like to DIY, there is a Water Car Yahoo Group filled with active individuals dedicated to using HHO generators on their own cars. Some have bought the devices, or used an ebook to create one or created these units from their own imaginations and are helping one another work out the idiosyncrasies of getting them to work optimally on individual vehicles.
There is even a video out that shows how easy it is to build an HHO generator with a few simple household items. It seems like every couple of weeks I’m talking about someone new who has created an HHO generator in their particular part of the country. A week ago I talked about a man who created a hydrogen gas saver in Alabama. This week researchers in San Antonio, Texas have accomplished a similar feat.
Because I wanted to get an outside opinion, I asked the National Hydrogen Association to weigh in. I questioned Patrick Serfass, Director of Communications for the NHA about these new HHO generators coming on the market and he said, “The technology on the whole is very simple and it works. We feel incredibly positive about it. We feel it is one of the important emerging markets in hydrogen today.”
The time is ripe for invention. With gas prices at all time highs, and the price of a barrel of oil having us all over a barrel, people want relief and they want alternatives now. Buying, building or somehow getting a HHO generator into one’s car offers some relief from high gasoline prices, while reducing emissions in the here and now.