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Old 05-21-2011, 07:56 AM   #1
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Using Hydrogen to Increase Mileage and Reduce Emissions

http://blog.rv.net/2011/05/using-hyd...pdates+Feed%29

Sure, average gas prices are currently $3.94 (diesel: $4.11), according to AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report, and climbing toward the highest recorded average of $4.11 that crippled travel back in 2008.

But that doesn’t mean you have to give up your summer road trip. It’s one of America’s greatest travel traditions—so don’t let these high fuel prices stop you.

Mary Meadows says she can increase mileage and reduce emissions. She’s the founder of an Arizona company that makes a system that converts cars, pickups, trucks, recreational vehicles, and boats to hydrogen hybrids, reported The Arizona Republic.

“We’re not replacing the fuel; we’re just supplementing the fuel to make it highly efficient,” said Meadows, CEO of H2 Pure Power, which is based at the Innovations incubator.

The company manufactures the Hercules Hydrogen System, which is about the same size as a car battery and can be installed under the hood or in the trunk. The system manufactures hydrogen, mixes it with fuel, and puts the mixture into the engine by air intake.

“It’s a very sophisticated system,” Meadows said. “A lot of systems out there don’t work; they don’t last.”

She says that the Hercules Hydrogen System works—and it lasts.

One of the problems to overcome was that post-1996 model cars and pickups contain computers that sense when a vehicle is using less fuel. That triggers the computer to increase gasoline or diesel to compensate. If the computer automatically pumps more gas or diesel into the fuel system, it defeats the driver’s effort to get better fuel mileage

To counteract that problem, Meadows has a chip that affects the air/fuel ratio and allows the hydrogen mix to power the vehicle without triggering the computer.


H2 Pure Power, Inc. founder Dr. Mary Meadows. (Credit: Charlie Leight/The Arizona Republic)

The Hercules Hydrogen System retails for $3,500, but Meadows is currently offering it at a discounted price of $2,500.

Hercules works with any kind of fuel: gasoline, diesel, propane, or biodiesel. And the system can be traded among vehicles, such as moving it from a motorhome to a car.

It is Meadows recommendation that the Hercules Hydrogen System be installed by a mechanic, but some vehicle owners have installed it themselves. She provides buyers with detailed instructions on how to install, and will stand by on the phone to assist in the installation.

Long-haul truckers can expect a 30 percent increase in mileage, according to Meadows. Cars and pickups have seen increases of 30 to 50 percent, and RVs, 50 percent, she said.

Meadows installed the system on her car, a 1977 Cadillac El Dorado.

“That car went from 8 miles per gallon to 32,” she said.

I would be happy with half that!

Others reporting good results with the system include a company engineer, Gary Miller, who has it on his pickup; a Western Power vehicle; an independent trucker; a panel van driven by a Phoenix locksmith; a panel van in Yuma; and a pickup truck in Golden, Colorado that pulls a large trailer.

“My 45 foot RV just cruises up the inclines instead of having to shift down into third gear. And, I have increased my mileage by 30 percent. The hydrogen is miraculous in taking the diesel smell away,” reported Jerry in Portland, Oregon.
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Old 05-21-2011, 08:39 AM   #2
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Interesting information, I'll have to keep my eye on this one as time progresses.
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Old 05-21-2011, 09:37 AM   #3
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Be worth looking into..
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Old 05-21-2011, 10:28 AM   #4
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I think I'll just watch.
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Old 05-21-2011, 12:54 PM   #5
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Cars and pickups have seen increases of 30 to 50 percent, and RVs, 50 percent, she said.

Meadows installed the system on her car, a 1977 Cadillac El Dorado.

“That car went from 8 miles per gallon to 32,” she said.
With too-good-to-be-true claims like that, I say it's just another scam. 8mpg to 32mpg? Come on now. I just don't believe it. Is there an "I Call BS" emoticon around here I could use? LOL
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With too-good-to-be-true claims like that, I say it's just another scam. 8mpg to 32mpg? Come on now. I just don't believe it. Is there an "I Call BS" emoticon around here I could use? LOL

I haven't much time to research it myself, but it's not showing up on snopes yet. Be interesting to see what online reviews ultimately say about it
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Reminds me of the claims made for water injection.
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Old 05-21-2011, 03:38 PM   #8
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I have no clue if it true but this are Customer Testimonials copyed from website. http://www.h2purepower.com/customers.html

"We have gone from 7 mpg to 14 mpg on our City of Missoula vehicles - we would have been happy with 10% gain, but you have made us a hero and we more than met our mandate. Thank you so much."
Jack S., City of Missoula, Montana
(Dodge Truck, Dump Truck, Large Area Mower)


"The nano-coating on the plates of the H2Pure Power hydrogen generators is what sets them apart from everyone else in the industry causing the massive production of 13 liters of hydrogen per minute and also giving the guarantee and assurance that the plates will last for many years."
Ron P., Missoula, Montana









"First thing that happened with my Freightliner truck when we installed the hydrogen, we realized there was no diesel smell, and the engine settled down into a purr. We put a white piece of paper in front of the tail pipe and there was not even one speck of carbon or dark particulate emitted. I also went from 9 mpg to 18 mpg on my first trip over to Seattle. It is only going to get better."
Jim B., Bigfork, Montana










"My 1970 RV was parked for years because it was just too expensive to drive. But, now, I am getting 19mpg and my wife and I are really enjoying fixing it up again and actually using it for some trips."
Rich C., Spokane












"My 45 foot RV just cruises up the inclines instead of having to shift down into 3rd gear. And, I have increased my mileage by 30%. The hydrogen is miraculous in taking the diesel smell away."
Jerry B., Portland, Ore.

"On recent trips in our RV, through the mountains touring Canada, Washington, Oregon, other RV's and trucks were gearing down pulling hard at 35 mph and we cruised up at 55 mph in regular drive gaining 33% increase in mpg even with the terrain."
Dave D., Seattle, WA.







"The Hero Computer Chip has allowed the large amount of hydrogen produced by the H2 Pure Power hydrogen generator to mix with my fuel without triggering the OBD sensors on my 2004 Ford 250 pickup and I have gained on all fronts - about 40% mpg gain, more horsepower and zero emissions. I also noticed my oil is very clean when I change it. I am impressed and definitely encourage everyone to be part of the hydrogen movement."
Chris B., Kalispell, Montana









"I am a mechanic in Spokane and I recently installed your hydrogen system on an '88 Chevrolet Malibu. The results were extraordinary and the car went from 8mpg all the way up to 36mpg. We definitely should consider keeping all the good ole clunkers and making them hybrids."
Mike J., Spokane
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Sounds promising, but I think I'm going to wait for the Flux Capacitor to be refined. :hihi:
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I remember reading similar testimonials for water injection.
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