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HyPower Fuel Inc. has been developing a hydrogen assist technology for several years, in which a retrofit device, the HyPower Pac, is fitted to an engine, and the H/O gas is injected into the air intake to enhance fuel economy.

HyPower Fuel Inc. announced on Dec. 12, 2006 that they have run a Volkswagen GTi on their H2 Reactor hydrogen system that can allegedly produce sufficient hydrogen on demand, from water, to power the vehicle's internal combustion engine.

Request for Information 
As of Dec. 13, 2006, we have been trying to get an interview with someone in the company to answer a few technical questions not addressed either on the company website or by other news coverage. Apparently, the person who would be able to answer such questions has been travelling internationally. We would like to ask such questions as "how did you verify this? how long did it run? where did the electricity come from to electrolyze the water? how fast did the car run? was it outside or in a shop?" New Energy Congress member, Mark Dansie, who specializes in electrolysis scenarios, said that the numbers reported by HyPower do not compute to a level that would be adequate to run a vehicle from hydrogen/oxygen being produced on-board. -- Sterling D. Allan (Dec. 29, 2006)

The company has announced that they will give a public demonstration of the technology on Feb. 28 via YouTube.

Contents

Official Website

Archives of Official Site

Financial Coverage

Latest Developments

Press

July 10, 2008

"Our units are meant for “heavy" users in terms of hours run or miles driven per year. In particular the units are designed for long-haul diesel trucks and for large stationary diesel engines. The cost per unit engine is approximately $7,500 plus installation. HyPower is a public company in the United States, trading as HYPF." TomH.

Dec. 28, 2006

  • HyPower Negotiates First Canadian Franchise - HyPower announces that they have received an offer from New Wave Innovations, Inc. for their franchising opportunities generated by its Installation Service and Warranty (ISW) Program. (BusinessWire; Dec. 28, 2006)

Dec. 12,13, 2006

Media coverage from press release, including Yahoo news, Wired blog, Businesswire.

Videos


(3:34 minutes)

  • Using WATER To Fuel CARS - Official company video appears to have been hijacked by another hydroxy promoter to link to a different product. (YouTube; Date)

Products

H2 Reactor (H2R)

HyPower Fuel's H2 Reactor (H2R) can generate sufficient hydrogen to power a Volkswagen GTi, according to the company. The hydrogen produced is then allegedly burned in the conventional internal combustion engine.

HyPower Pak

"The HPP is a retrofit hydrogen insertion device developed for use on tractor trailer rigs as well as stationary diesel engines to improve fuel economy, reduce harmful emissions and increase engine performance and horsepower. Although the HPP does not eliminate the need for gasoline, diesel or other fuels it does provide the onboard production of hydrogen that supplements the primary fuel source. HyPower believes the HPP is more efficient than any existing form of electrolysis-based hydrogen production/insertion technology. The HPP is a transition technology paving the way for future retrofit hydrogen production technologies that will allow engines to be fueled totally with hydrogen produced on board, on demand." (BusinessWire; Dec. 28, 2006)
"The HPP is a retrofit hydrogen insertion device developed for use on tractor trailer rigs as well as stationary diesel engines to improve fuel economy, reduce harmful emissions and increase engine performance and horsepower. Although the HPP does not eliminate the need for gasoline, diesel or other fuels it does provide the onboard production of hydrogen that supplements the primary fuel source. HyPower believes the HPP is more efficient than any existing form of electrolysis-based hydrogen production/insertion technology. The HPP is a transition technology paving the way for future retrofit hydrogen production technologies that will allow engines to be fueled totally with hydrogen produced on board, on demand." (BusinessWire; Dec. 28, 2006)

Source: http://web.archive.org/web/20060504021424/www.hypowerfuel.com/product.htm

The HyPower HPP uses proprietary electrolysis technology to convert water to hydrogen and oxygen. There are no moving parts in the unit and it can be easily installed without modifications to the engine.

Installation of the HyPower Pak is accomplished with no need to modify or make adjustments to the engine.

The HyPower HPP is a retrofit device that can be installed and connected to any internal combustion engine, regardless of the engine's fuel source. It is a closed chamber unit that produces hydrogen and oxygen on demand. There is no storage of hydrogen or oxygen, making the technology extremely safe.

Extensive bench and field tests have demonstrated over 400,000 miles of trouble free effective service from the HyPower HPP.

The product can be used on all types and combinations of fuels: gasoline, diesel, natural gas, liquid propane, methanol, ethanol and bio-diesel.

Note from enki: I think that what has to be remembered here is that this type of device DOES NOT produce enough hydrogen to totally fuel the vehicle. Instead the devices are claimed to improve the fuel mileage of vehicles on which they are installed. If you read the company literature carefully you will see that this is exactly what the manufacturers of such devices are really saying. The company claims that this device "using electrolysis to improve the overall performance and efficiency of the internal combustion engine while burning gasoline, diesel, natural gas, liquid propane, ethanol, methanol or a combination of fossil fuels and biofuels".

FAQ 
Q. How much energy is required to produce hydrogen via electrolysis of water?
A. The energy required to produce hydrogen via electrolysis (assuming 1.23 V) is about 32.9 kW-hr/kg. A kilogram is about 2.2 lb. For 1 mole (2 g) of hydrogen the energy is about 0.0660 kW-hr/mole. [1]

Patents

list here

Company Profile

From press release, Dec. 12, 2006

HyPower Fuel, Inc. is a category leading company in the energy technology sector, focusing on providing innovative alternative energy through hydrogen production and hydrogen related products. HyPower has successfully commercialized the integration of hydrogen production and hydrogen insertion technologies using electrolysis to improve the overall performance and efficiency of the internal combustion engine while burning gasoline, diesel, natural gas, liquid propane, ethanol, methanol or a combination of fossil fuels and biofuels. HyPower's signature product, the Hydro Power Pak (HPP), has demonstrated a significant impact on the performance of engines while at the same time increasing fuel economy, significantly reducing harmful emissions, inducing a cleaner more efficient burn, and increasing torque and horsepower. The HPP results in greater productivity, less carbon residue and sludge build-up and overall increased operating efficiency. HyPower is also engaged in the research and development of hydrogen production technology and biofuel products.

See also: http://web.archive.org/web/20050827222822/www.hypowerfuel.com/HyPower+Fuel+Inc.htm

In the News

  • HyPower Releases First Video of H2 Reactor - This first video is a short commercial piece about the Company and the H2 Reactor. Video productions 2 to 4 will be released in the coming weeks and will provide more detailed information. The longest will discuss the technical and scientific specifics of the H2 Reactor and will provide the opinions of scientific and business advisors. (Yahoo! Finance; Jun. 18, 2007)
  • HyPower Announces Release of First Video Production - HyPower Fuel is pleased to announce that it first video production concerning the H2 Reactor will be released early next week. It will be available for public viewing at www.hypowerfuel.com. "This first video production is essentially a short commercial piece about the Company and the H2 Reactor. The video productions to be released in the coming weeks will provide more detailed information about applications and business opportunities available to HyPower Fuel Inc. The longest of the coming videos will discuss the technical and scientific specifics of the H2 Reactor and provide the opinions of our scientific and business advisors." (Yahoo! Finance; Jun. 13, 2007)
  • HyPower Provides Corporate Update - The Company is currently in the post production phase finalizing three or four distinct video presentations from demonstrations of the H2 Reactor that were filmed on March 15, 2007. We apologize for the production delays but believe that the extra time has allowed us to produce three or four quality videos that give a more comprehensive overview of the operation and market for what we believe to be a revolutionary product. (Business Wire; April 30, 2007)
  • Dr. Ricketts Joins HyPower Advisory Board - Dr. S. Clifton Ricketts, Ph.D. has agreed to sit on the HyPower Fuel Scientific Advisory Board after attended the filming of a live demonstration of their H2 Reactor. "The technology displayed exceeded my expectations," stated Dr. Ricketts. The webcast is in post-production editing and the finished webcast will be available very soon. (Yahoo! Finance; Mar. 22, 2007)
  • HyPower Extends Production Date of Web cast - HyPower Fuel will delay its March 9, 2007 web cast to accommodate additional scientists who wish to be present during the filming. They expect to announce the new date in mid March of 2007. The H2 Reactor is an electrolyzer that creates hydrogen and oxygen gases from water with 2 to 2.5 times greater efficiency than current technology. (Yahoo! Finance; Mar. 8, 2007)
  • HyPower Fuel Announces Web Cast Productions - HyPower's first web cast will be released and aired on March 9, 2007. Additional web casts are planned over the next few months to showcase the revolutionary H2 Reactor technology. The first web cast will demonstrate the production efficiency of the H2 Reactor and the possibilities it has for the internal combustion engine. (Yahoo! Finance; Feb. 28, 2007)
  • Aggressive Stock Alert: HYPF Is Still on the Move! - Investors are really starting to take note of HyPower Fuel, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: HYPF). The company stock is up over 150% this week, as of the markets close yesterday, and trading over tens of millions of shares over the past two days! (MarketWire; December 14, 2006)
  • Vehicles Make Hydrogen from H2O - HyPower Fuel's H2 Reactor (H2R) can generate sufficient hydrogen to power a Volkswagen GTi, according to the company. The hydrogen would be burned in a conventional internal combustion engine. (Wired Blog; 13 December 2006)
  • Hydrogen from Water > HyPower Runs Vehicle on Water - HyPower Fuel has equipped a Volkswagen GTi with its H2 Reactor (H2R) hydrogen system that can produce sufficient hydrogen on board to power the vehicle using only water. The H2 Reactor uses electrolysis to convert water into a hydrogen/oxygen gas which powers the internal combustion engine. (Yahoo! Finance; December 12, 2006)
    • PESN.com - HyPower Fuel Inc. claims to have run a Volkswagen GTi on its H2 Reactor hydrogen system that can allegedly produce sufficient hydrogen on demand, from water, to power the vehicle's internal combustion engine.

Related Technologies

Similar technology is being developed by

  • the University of Hertfordshire's Sustainable Energy Technologies Centre and ITM Power in England [2]
  • Global Energy Options of Australia - technology is being tested in a number of vehicles in New Zealand, and the company claims that the technology can increase fuel economy by as much as 35% and reduce emissions by greater than 80%.


Contact

HyPower Fuel, Inc.
Box 5561
High River, Alberta Canada T1V 1M6
Ph: 403-601.8442 Fax: 403-601-8444
e-mail: hypower@hypowerfuel.com

Stephen Taylor, Investor Relations
973-351-3868
e-mail: STEPHTAYL9@AOL.COM

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