Hydrogen Could Power Big Rigs

John Davis

hydrogentruckWhile biodiesel might be grabbing the headlines as the ideal alternative fuel, especially for diesel-powered semi-trucks, hydrogen could also become a viable green source.

This story from FleetOwner.com says a Los Angeles company specializing in providing hydrogen power systems for all automobiles says the big rigs could be running on hydrogen:

According to Hydrogen Hybrid Corp., modifying a Class 8 truck with its 8x Mega Fuel Cell System can produce enough hydrogen on board to cut the truck’s emissions by 30 to 95%, increase fuel mileage 30 to 50% and extend engine life.

Measuring 24x18x18 in., the fuel cell system works with the truck’s engine to produce over 2,500 liters of hydrogen per hour, the company said, converting water into a hydrogen fuel using resonant electrolysis.

In addition, the system uses fuel additives to increase engine lubrication and heat exchangers to maximize compression combustion in the engine, according to Hydrogen Hybrid Corp. The company added that testing showed an increase of by more than 3 mpg while idle gallons per hour were decreased from 1 gallon per hour to .1 gallons per hour.