As gas prices soar, focus has turned in the direction of other fuel sources and engines as a way of saving money and the earth. The hydrogen fuel engine is one possibility. Hydrogen fuel systems come in many varieties, they range from those totally hydrogen fueled to hydrogen-gasoline hybrids. Although completely hydrogen powered engines for automobiles are currently undergoing final test throughout the world, for some they may be cost restrictive when they are initially available to consumers, there are currently hydrogen-gas engine kits on the market that may be retrofitted to automobiles on the road today. In fact, the use of these kits allows consumers to take advantage of a tax break available from the IRS, for immediate savings today and future fuel cost savings.
This is not a new technology, the basic theory has been being kicked around since 1805, when Isaac De Rivaz, a Swiss inventor created an automobile, the engine of which was fueled by water. Gasoline had yet to be invented when he built this invention.
So how do hydrogen fueled systems work? Although hydrogen alone is extremely explosive, water is not and water is what is used in hydrogen fueled engines. If you remember your basic science you know that water is made up of two hydrogen molecules and 1 part oxygen. When the 3 molecules that make up water are separated they become a fuel named HHO, or Oxhydrogen, which is 3 times as powerful as gasoline. By electrifying water, such as through the use of a typical gar battery, the molecular bond in water is broken up thereby creating a powerful, usable fuel.
Through the recycling of non-combustible gases, a stabilization process, the engines currently in use in today's automobiles, internal combustion engines, are able to run on water. The process allows engines to run on a fuel which is equal to the power of gasoline. The engines provide their own non-combustible gases from the air which is derived from the combustion process. This allows for the engine temperature to stay the same, also allowing the process to be used in the engines currently in use without having to change any engine parts. Through the addition of an hydrogen conversion kit any vehicle on the road today can be made able to use this process to generate power and increase its fuel mileage, thenby lowering the fuel costs to the average consumer. Those cost savings are immediate once this process is in use in the vehicle.
One liter of water is able to create more than 2,000 gallons of HHO fuel. This makes water-gas powered hydrogen fuel systems the least expensive engines to fuel, and according to many permissions the most reliable and energy-efficient on the market. They provide a clean alternative to the gasoline powered engines currently in use.