A company in Texas is taking on fuel economy and emissions a little differently.
Commercial Hydrogen in Houston offers bolt-on hydrogen injection systems that they say will improve emissions and increase fuel mileage from 10 to 30 percent.
Commercial Hydrogen reports that by introducing a small amount of hydrogen to the combustion chamber through the air intake, fuel is burned more completely resulting in higher MPG and lower emissions.
The U.S. Army put a Commercial Hydrogen system to the test on a 2000 FL80 oil truck and was pleased with the results.
“The mileage testing achieved a 7.2 to 8.4 miles per gallon increase in mileage. This is a 15.3 percent improvement in fuel economy,” said Robert Kennedy, air program manager, DPW Environmental Division at Fort Hood.
Commercial Hydrogen specializes in retrofitting commercial trucks. The retrofit or ‘bolt-on’ products are for 10-15-liter diesel engines. Also, the system is for trucks manufactured from 1980 to the present.
According to Todd Fowler, CEO of Commercial Hydrogen, Inc., “Our products are at the leading edge within the existing billion-dollar industry. Our retrofits are paid for in less than one year, just in fuel savings alone,” Fowler continues. “Operators are getting improved fuel economy in the 10% to 30% range. Additionally, we are finding that air emissions are improving dramatically. It’s a total win-win.”