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HyPower Fuel, has received an additional order for its Hydro Power Pak (HPP) units from Cox Sanitation & Recycling. After beta testing that yielded positive results and trouble-free operations, Cox Sanitation is ordering more Hydro Power Pak (HPP) units for its fleet.

The Hydro Power Pak (HPP) is a retrofit hydrogen generation and injection device developed for use on tractor trailer rigs and stationary diesel engines to improve fuel economy, reduce emissions and increase engine performance and horsepower.

The HPP electrolysis unit draws less than 10 amps of the engine’s electrical current to produce a small amount hydrogen and oxygen, which is then injected into the combustion cycle.

According to the President of Cox Sanitation, use of the HPP unit increased truck fuel economy from 5-6 mpg up to 7-8 mpg.

Hy-Drive Technologies, another supplier of on-board hydrogen generation and injection units, also announced a new order from partner Mining Technologies International (MTI) for a version of the Hydrogen Generation System (HGS) designed for mining equipment. (Earlier post.)



If wal-mart were to put this system on all their rigs what would the fuel savings and emissions reductions add up to?
Hydrogen may not be the answer but maybe one answer among many.I think the emphasis on energy research will continue to bring tech into the pipeline.We apparently have reached a tipping point where energy security coupled with global warming will keep investment flowing.

allen Z

I would recommend Mayor Bloomberg and Gov. Pataki take a look at this. The govt of NYC runs hundreds of trucks in their Sanitation, Fire, DOT, DEP, Parks, and other departments. Then there is the MTA, and their thousands of buses, along with Diesel electric locomotives on the LIRR and Metro North. Finally, the thousands of school buses could use this upgrade. The system could be procured with MTA and State surplus funds, along with possible federal funding. It would pay for itself and then some with fuel costs. Additionally, it would pave the way for a cost effective way to make all their diesel powered vehicles Tier2Bin5, or better!

allen Z

Cont. from above:
The lowered emissions would make for cleaner air and a better environment for the citizens of NY. Lowered emissions from City and MTA diesel engines, would likely help decrease the asthma rates among the children in the city, likey leading to lowered health expenditure, amongst the families with children in NYC. It may be a win-win situation for the City and MTA, something that does not come along very often.


Agreed, allen.

It seems that hydrogen injection is the real deal. I'm investigating it for my own personal vehicle and would encourage others to do the same.

If we could get all public transport (trains, buses, cabs) utility vehicles (police cars, fire trucks, ambulances, garbage trucks, school buses) to reduce their consumption and emissions by 30%, which is about what is reported here, that would be huge.

As said before, it is not the final solution, but this technology certainly appears to be an effective bridge.

Cheryl Ho

DMe developments in China:
Since DME has an advantage of decomposition at lower temperature than methane and LPG, R&D for hydrogen source for fuel cell has been carried out. DME has a potential of feedstock for chemicals. DME to olefins is under development in Japan.

If you would like to know more on the latest DME developments, join us at upcoming North Asia DME / Methanol conference in Beijing, 27-28 June 2007, St Regis Hotel. The conference covers key areas which include:

DME productivity can be much higher especially if
country energy policies makes an effort comparable to
that invested in increasing supply.
National Development Reform Commission NDRC
Ministry of Energy for Mongolia

Production of DME/ Methanol through biomass
gasification could potentially be commercialized
Shandong University completed Pilot plant in Jinan and
will be sharing their experience.

Advances in conversion technologies are readily
available and offer exciting potential of DME as a
chemical feedstock
By: Kogas, Lurgi and Haldor Topsoe

Available project finance supports the investments
that DME/ Methanol can play a large energy supply role
By: International Finance Corporation

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