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You are here: > News > Nov. 25, 2005

IHS Preparing After-Market Hydrogen Supplement Device for Vehicles

Innovative Hydrogen Solutions, Inc. of Canada has been developing an electrolysis unit that extracts hydrogen and oxygen from water and adds it into the air intake of a vehicle, to increase fuel economy by anywhere between 10% and 30%.

by Sterling D. Allan
Pure Energy Systems News
Copyright © 2005

Video Interview
(18 min, wmv)
Pictured on left is Joe William, Sr., CEO of IHS, and Jon Joseph, Vice President, being interviewed by Vincent Pennarun, standing in front of truck that has the
H2 N-Gen™ installed. (OSEN; Nov. 25, 2005.)

H2 N-Gen™ by Innovative Hydrogen Solutions.
IHS is featured in the December 2005 issue of Popular Science. (Ref)

Inventor Tom Bodgers describes the electrolysis unit situated in the test vehicle.

Subaru engine with H2 N-Gen™ unit installed.

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, CANADA -- Innovative Hydrogen Solutions, Inc. (IHS) of Canada has been developing an electrolysis unit that extracts hydrogen and oxygen from water and adds it into the air intake of a vehicle, to increase fuel economy by anywhere between 10% and 30%, depending on the vehicle.  Other benefits cited include reduced emissions, increased torque and prolonged engine life -- all from a device which they call the H2 N-Gen™.

Apparently, the hydrogen enables a more complete burn of the fuel, whether it be gasoline, diesel, propane or natural gas.

While they are presently targeting the trucking industry, they envision this technology to apply to "any internal combustion engine," not just of vehicles and trains, but of generators, such as are found in some municipal power plants.

IHS is aiming for March of 2006 to have full production of the device they call the H2 N-Gen™.  Presently, they are beta testing it on numerous cars, trucks, and other engines, such as a lawn mower.  A Jeep Cherokee 2000 driven by IHS vice president, Jon Joseph, has seen a 30% mileage improvement with the addition of the H2 N-Gen™ unit.  He said he can put his hand on the tail pipe even after hours of driving, because the engine is running so efficiently.

Inventor Tim Bodgers says semi trucks see around 10% improvement in their mileage using the H2 N-Gen™.

According to the IHS website, this module is "engineered to operate in various environments, being able to sustain operation in Equatorial, Tropical, Temperate, and Sub-Arctic climates, and handle shock and vibration conditions resulting from regular vehicular traffic on roads and highways." (Ref.)  While claiming that they have run the device at -60ΊC (~-90ΊF), they do not explain how they will prevent the water from freezing in those conditions when the engine is not warm.

While the H2 N-Gen™ presently requires regular distilled water fill-ups, IHS is fine-tuning a method that would distill water from the air, so that the unit would require no such maintenance, but could be a plug-and-go type of add-on.  With no moving parts, the maintenance is low.

Because water is a byproduct of hydrogen combustion, the water component is in a "closed loop" cycle, with no net gain or loss from the environment.

The H2 N-Gen™ draws about 13 amps from the battery to run its electrolysis.  The low volume of hydrogen created, and its low atmospheric pressure, make it "impossible to detonate" in the case of a leak or accident.

They have tested an array of catalysts, including potassium hydroxide.  The process "is not precious-metal dependant," but uses materials that are ubiquitously available.

As of Sept. 9, 2005, IHS's combustion-enhancement and emissions-reduction technology received  independent laboratory certification by Wardrup Engineering.  IHS is also pursuing additional independent testing.

Bodgers teamed up with Joe Williams, Sr., CEO, to advance the technology.  Various members of the company commenced the research and development in 1994, and have spent nearly $7.5 million in the process.

Anticipating a price in the range of $3 to $4,000 to equip a transport truck, IHS expects the pay-back time to be around eight months for large, commercial vehicles.  The unit down-sized for SUVs is expected to cost around $1000.

"Down the road, it will be a lot cheaper," once production quantities are high enough, said Bodgers.

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Innovative Hydrogen Solutions Inc.
Unit# 190
117 King Edward St. East
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3H 0Y3

Phone: (204) 786-0954; Fax: (204) 786-6403

Related Technologies

  • - uses Brown's gas (H and O with unusual characteristics) in the air intake, and costs $500.  Now available.
  • - Canadian Hydrogen Energy's Hydrogen Fuel Injection
  • A partner and I have had a patent on such a device since the early 90's........and I know of at least 5 other units that do the same thing. If they [IHS] are just "developing" one they are a decade late !! -- Doug Littlefield <email > (Nov. 25, 2005)

See also

Page composed by Sterling D. Allan Nov. 24, 2005
Last updated December 24, 2014





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