Frequently Asked Questions.
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The HydraGEN™ is a carbon emissions reduction device for diesel engines, which produces pure hydrogen and oxygen that will reduce carbon emissions from your engine and help you save money on fuel. These gases are introduced into the diesel engine air intake, in front of the turbo to create a homogeneous mixture with the injected diesel fuel that is consumed during the combustion process.
The HydraGEN™ HG1 was created for use in diesel engines on trucks ranging from Class 6 to 8, refrigeration units, power generators, marine vessels, construction equipment, mining and forestry equipment and rail locomotives.
Engine manufacturers have provided letters on warrantees. We also provide a 100% engine repair and 100% loss of use revenue guarantee if your engine is down due to our HydraGEN™ unit malfunction.
With an expected fuel savings at 12% (up to 19% achievable) you could see payback period under 9 months on just 160,000km or 100,000 miles.
Yes. In partnership with a Canadian financial institution, we offer 2 or 3 year lease to own options, where your monthly payments will be well below your monthly savings and you will own the unit at the end of the lease.
The HydraGEN™ will improve a vehicle’s fuel economy. Results will vary but generally the fuel savings will be between 6 and 19%.
There are no engine modifications required when installing the HydraGEN™.
Clients are getting real life 10-19% savings, some are getting more, some are getting less, it depends on the driving habits of the driver, trailer load limits, driving terrain and environmental conditions.
Installation of the HydraGEN™ will ensure your HC, CO and NOx will be considerably reduced and the resulting CO2 emissions will be decreased as a result of the more complete combustion in the engine.
It does vary by speed but the fuel efficiency changes little. The consumption of distilled water would go up at the higher speeds.
Regular maintenance includes refilling the unit with distilled water approximately every 5,000 km, or 90 hours of operation.
We offer a one-year warranty and a two additional years option. We recommend an electrolyte recharge is done by your dealer every three years.
The HydraGEN™’s anode/cathode are manufactured from 316L stainless steel, and should never need replacement.
Yes. Re-registration is required for tracking purposes within our data management system. See myhydragen.com to view this on a laptop or download the HydraGEN™ app for either iOS or Android.
We will service your HydraGEN™ if it stops working, and replace it if need be within the warranty period.
No, the HydraGEN™ has been engineered to operate at temperatures as low as -60 degrees Celsius. The system has built in heaters that automatically come on as required. These heaters will bring the unit to operating temperatures in about 3 hours after an extended downtime in winter conditions.
The HydraGEN™ has been designed for diesel fuel. Future models are planned for other Fossil Fuels.
The normal consumption of electrical power is approximately 15-25 Amps. This is about the same amount of energy consumed by the vehicle's headlights.
We have a network of mobile installation vehicles with trained technicians to professionally install the product, at your convenience. We can also certify your mechanic staff, so they can safely install the HydraGEN™unit on your vehicles.
The improved engine combustion results in less carbon build up inside the engine. The outcome of this is a cleaner running engine with cleaner oil, longer engine life and lower overall engine maintenance, thus resulting in lower overall costs.
The HydraGEN™ will enhance the performance of a good running and well-maintained engine.
The increase in efficiency of the thermodynamic cycle actually results in lower engine exhaust temperature.
Hydrogen is the lightest gas and thus dissipates/disperses into the air very quickly. Only when it is stored can it become unsafe. The HydraGEN™ is an on-demand system and does not store hydrogen. The hydrogen that is produced in the HydraGEN™ is safe within the design parameters of the system.
We currently have installations on Volvo, Detroit Diesel, John Deere, Komatsu, Mack, Navistar, Caterpillar, Paccar and EMD. These engine manufacturers and others have provided warranty statements that protect the trucking firm (see warranty statements).
Those companies are researching the viability of producing 'Hydrogen Fuel Cells'. Fuel cells are intended to utilize hydrogen as an alternative main fuel. In their case the vehicle will have fuel cells that produce electricity from hydrogen. The power generated will then be used to power electrical motors. The HydraGEN™ technology acts as a reverse fuel cell that uses truck power to produce hydrogen and oxygen gas.
It is done through simple electrolysis in a sealed non-pressurized reactor that uses an electrolyte with distilled water and battery power to convert the H2O into H2 and O2.
The gases from the HydraGEN™ unit are introduced into the engine’s air intake after the air filter, and before the turbo, by a gas feed line.
HydraGEN™ does listen to the engine controller but does not alter or change the engine technology or affect warranty statements.
No, in fact the addition of H2 and O2 gases make the engine burn at a lower average temperature, run cooler overall and as a result engine life is extended.
No, HydraGEN™ technology only delivers dry H2 and O2 gases to the engine air intake. No water is injected.
The KOH electrolyte used in HydraGEN™ technology is in a closed reactor and is not introduced to the engine or air stream.
Yes, it is currently available now for use on Class 2-8 diesel trucks, refrigeration units, power generators, marine vessels, construction equipment, mining and forestry equipment and rail locomotives.