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%.
Pure Energy Systems News
Copyright © 2005
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
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
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
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
They have tested an array of catalysts, including potassium hydroxide. The
process "is not precious-metal dependant," but uses materials that are
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.
117 King Edward St. East
Phone: (204) 786-0954; Fax: (204) 786-6403
- http://hydrogen-boost.com - uses
Brown's gas (H and O with unusual characteristics) in the air intake, and
costs $500. Now available.
- http://www.chechfi.ca - 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)
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