Harmful emissions are the obvious problem that has motivated many around the world to find new ways to run and operate internal combustion engines. The pursuit of the reduction of the harmful effects of greenhouse gasses and fossil fuels and improving air quality has cost billions of dollars over the years with little success.
The small engine market is under heavy mandates to address the pollution generated annually by small engines or those engines below 19kW (25 horsepower). In the United States, the Clean Air Act, currently in effect, requires manufacturers of small engines and related products to have significant reduction in emissions. The US EPA is now in Phase 3 of the Act, which will be fully implemented in 2012 plus a phase in period until 2015. For example, a 5 kW (6.5 horsepower) engine produces roughly 66 grams of regulated pollutants per hour of operation running on gasoline. The same engine running on the Hydrogen Mixing Block™ produces 0 (zero) grams per hour. This level of performance exceeds the California Air Resources Board, (CARB), which are the strictest State regulations in the country. On a global basis, the Kyoto Accord, signed by many nations, have products that are currently designed to reduce green house gases. Most are still tied to fossil fuels.
Each year manufacturers produce 4-5 small engines for every one large engine, thereby leaving the market wide open for this technology. Initial markets include: Portable Generators, Golf Cart/Shuttle/Light Carriers, Burden Carriers, Outdoor Power Equipment/Riding Mowers, Motorcycle/Scooter, ATV/UTV Vehicles, Marine Engines, Farm Engines, Construction Vehicles, and Military Applications.
Our technology proves that not only has the issue of emissions been solved, but costs to manufacture have also been reduced. Unlike other technologies such as battery-powered vehicles and fuel cell technology, in basic terms, our technology replaces the carburetor or fuel injector in an internal combustion engine. It negates the need for any pollution control devices that were required with engines running on gasoline.