The President's Hydrogen Fuel Initiative
In his 2003 State of the Union address, President George W. Bush announced a $1.2 billion hydrogen fuel initiative to reverse America’s growing dependence on foreign oil by developing the technology for commercially viable hydrogen-powered fuel cells to power cars, trucks, homes and businesses with no pollution or greenhouse gases. The hydrogen fuel initiative included $720 million in new funding to develop the technologies and infrastructure to produce, store, and distribute hydrogen for use in fuel cell vehicles and electricity generation. Combined with the FreedomCAR (Cooperative Automotive Research) initiative, President Bush proposed a total of $1.7 billion to develop hydrogen-powered fuel cells, hydrogen infrastructure and advanced automotive technologies.(NOTE:Click on the blue links for more information.)
Under the President’s hydrogen fuel initiative, the first car driven by a child born today could be powered by fuel cells. The hydrogen fuel initiative complements the President’s existing FreedomCAR initiative, which is developing technologies needed for mass production of safe and affordable hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles. Through partnerships with the private sector, the hydrogen fuel initiative and FreedomCAR will make it practical and cost-effective for large numbers of Americans to choose to use clean, hydrogen fuel cell vehicles by 2020. This will dramatically improve America’s energy security by significantly reducing the need for imported oil, as well as help clean our air and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
On June 25, 2003, the United States and the European Union agreed to collaborate on the acceleration of the development of the hydrogen economy. Both President Bush and European Commission President Prodi made the development of a hydrogen economy a major priority.
President Bush's Hydrogen Fuel Initiative envisions the transformation of the nation's transportation fleet from a near-total reliance on petroleum to a steadily increasing use of clean-burning hydrogen as the global Hydrogen Economy emerges.
Hydrogen powered commercial vehicles, especially mass transit vehicles are already in the marketplace and their numbers continue to grow. Many US and European cities have them.
To this end, many market and tax incentives have been initiated in the United States. Under Title 26, Sec.179A, "clean-fuel vehicle property", Americans are eligible for a tax credit for purchasing these products.
Many of the US States also have their own tax incentives for their residents who use alternative fuels and get cleaner automobile emissions.
But what about existing automobiles? Can we use hydrogen with existing gasoline powered internal combustion engines to reduce their polluting emissions and improve their fuel economy?
YES WE CAN!
Enginology Incorporated has contracted with the Green Alternative Solutions Project (GRASP) to produce and market the Hydro Steed Fuel Saver System to raise the fuel economy of existing gasoline powered automobiles.
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Hydro Steed Fuel Saver System
The Hydro Steed Fuel Saver System is a gas mileage improvement process for gasoline powered internal combustion engines. The main component of the system is the Hydro Steed Electrolyzer, an on-board hydrogen-oxygen gas generator producing gases on demand.
Essentially the electrolyzer is a water holding tank which is mounted inside the engine compartment under the hood of the vehicle. Electricity is added to the electrical components inside the electrolyzer which break down the water into hydrogen and oxygen gas by a unique proprietary process of enhanced electrolysis.
How does the process improve fuel economy?
Gasoline powered internal combustion engines are pitifully inefficient, typically wasting 40% or more of the energy produced during combustion as waste exhaust gases. These waste gases are then burned in the catalytic converter to lower the exhaust emission pollution.
The Hydro Steed Electrolyzer generates hydrogen-oxygen gases on demand which are immediately used by the engine. Hydrogen, in combination with other electrolyzed gases is introduced into the air intake of the engine. When these gases are drawn into the cylinder they accelerate the flame spread during combustion. NASA testing has concluded that hydrogen addition increases flame velocity, which provides more useful pressure prior to the critical crank angle; thus allowing for greater compression ratios and advanced timing. This causes more of the vaporized fuel injected into the cylinder to combust during the power stroke. More fuel is combusted, and less fuel is wasted through the exhaust, thereby creating more power from the fuel which was injected into the combustion chamber. Less fuel can now be used by the engine to maintain "normal" power levels, increasing overall engine efficiency and gas mileage. The process is safe and does not damage the engine.
There are a great many benefits resulting from the introduction of hydrogen and oxygen into an internal combustion engine ranging from greater overall engine efficiency, greater gas mileage, lower fuel consumption, to much lower exhaust pollution. These have been very well researched and documented from studies conducted at universities and government / research centers all over the world.
In many ways using hydrogen is much safer than using gasoline. Hydrogen has been used extensively as a commercial fuel since the 1940's with over 9 million tons of hydrogen produced annually; there are more than 600 miles of hydrogen pipelines. Hydrogen is routinely transported by truck, it is used in vehicles, in industrial processes, by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and hydrogen has an EXCELLENT safety record.
Can installing the Hydro Steed void my car's warranty?
The US Congress enacted the federal Magnuson-Moss Act to regulate written consumer product warranties. This law does not require manufacturers to provide a written warranty, BUT, if a written warranty is provided, then the Act mandates specific rules which regulate the warranty.
Among other consumer protections, this act says that installing after-market devices or parts on your vehicle DOES NOT void the vehicle's warranty.
FTC Regulations: Installing the Hydro Steed on your vehicle DOES NOT void the vehicle warranty.