DynaCERT, a Toronto-based manufacturer recently showcased technology that reduces GHGs, and fights pollution and climate change, all while saving money for the trucking industry and consumers.
The company’s suitcase-sized HydraGEN units generate hydrogen that’s fed into air intakes to produce a faster and more complete burn during an engine’s power stroke. Distilled water is stored in a heated reservoir that, combined with a potassium hydroxide electrolyte and 300 watts of electrical power, is transformed into the gas through electrolysis. The device costs about $8,500.
Cited benefits range from fuel economy, to lower greenhouse gas emissions, and reduced particulate matter.
DynaCERT is citing positive test results from labs including Quebec-based PIT Group. It currently has about 500 units in field trials, and has the capacity to produce as many as 6,000 units per month on a single shift per day.
“We truly think that hydrogen is a real game changer,” said president and CEO Jim Payne. “We accomplished something no one in the world was able to do.”
Ontario Transportation Minister Jeff Yurek and Environment, Conservation and Parks Minister Rod Phillips, learned about the advanced technology during a tour of the plant on May 15th.
“Our government welcomes innovative solutions that will help improve our air quality by reducing emissions from all sources of pollution, including vehicles,” said Jeff Yurek, Minister of Transportation.
“Through the innovation and efforts of companies like dynaCERT, we can work with industry to achieve our objectives, balancing a healthy environment with a healthy economy,” said Rod Phillips, Minister of the Environment.
According to a company release, the HydraGEN technology is in use in North America, Brazil, UAE, Saudi Arabia, India, many European countries and the United Kingdom.