Hydrogen Hybrid Technologies Inc. has begun installations of Hydrogen Fuel Injection (HFI) products on transport trucks in Korea in partnership with a local emissions control vendor, Winner Ltd. HFI uses on-board electrolysis to split water and vent the resulting hydrogen and oxygen directly into the air intake of the engine.
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. HFI units are being used by more than 150 fleets of long-haul transport trucks, ambulances, municipal buses and other heavy equipment.
The government of Korea has recently enacted legislation that has required a sharp improvement in the exhaust emissions from transport trucks operating in the capital of Seoul and surrounding communities. Trucking companies that retrofit their vehicles with technology selected from a list of government approved products will be able to continue to operate in the new low-emission areas, which cover about 70% of the country.
The first HFI installations will be subjected to extensive trials to provide the data that Winner will utilize to have Hydrogen Fuel Injection added to the list of qualified technologies. The goal is to have that process concluded, before the end of 2007.