It’s been a wild year for individuals and companies inventing hydrogen gas savers and using this hydrogen on demand technology on vehicles. Many claims akin to tall tales have been made about these devices saving fuel, (making the legitimate ones seem farfetched as well).
This is why I’ve taken a rather conservative approach to every Tom, Dick and HHO guy who comes along wanting me to promote their products. The ones that I think are worthy and legitimate I’ve listed on the hydrogen generators for autos page.
My usual spiel is to ask for third party verification of their claims. The usual response is that I never hear from these people again. But, now without asking or being approached I happened upon a company called GreenChek Technology, Inc. out of San Francisco, California and Calgary, Alberta, Canada. They have actually posted their third party verification test results on their website of their Onboard Hydrogen Generation and Injection or OHGI device (this technology goes by about 10 different names all for the same thing).
The testing facility was a company called Clean Air Technologies International (CATI) out of Buffalo, New York. You can see the test results for yourself. Why I find this report to be believable are first, through limited research, I can find no complaints against CATI. Second, not all test results were squeaky clean positive.
During acceleration of the test vehicle, a 1991 Chevy Tracker with a 4 cylinder, 1.6L gasoline engine, the autobon monoxide level went up by 15.6-percent. On all the other tests of autobon monoxide, autobon dioxide, oxides of nitrogen and fuel consumption there was a percentage decrease. In fact, on all three tests, fuel consumption decreased between 8.2-percent (acceleration) and 45-percent (2000 RPM Average Mass Flow).
What this means is that even though there was a spike in CO emissions for this particular vehicle in this one particular phase of driving, the overall results were positive. GreenChek has also enlisted the services of to help market their hydrogen generator to the owners of large trucks, buses and diesel trains.