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This Company May Have Solved One Of The Hardest Problems In Clean Energy

The title of this post is the same as that of this article on Vox.

I found the article about an American company called Hytech Power, very interesting.

The company has developed technology called Internal Combustion Assistance (ICA), that improves the fuel consumption and emissions performance of diesel engines, by injecting small amounts of hydrogen and oxygen into the cylinders at the right time.

This is a paragraph from the article, which gives the performance improvements.

HyTech’s offer to that market is pretty remarkable: it claims that its ICA can improve the fuel efficiency of a diesel engine between 20 and 30 percent, reduce particulate matter by 85 percent, and reduce NOx by between 50 and 90 percent. In concert with a DPF and some SCR, it can yield a diesel engine that meets official California standards for an “ultra-low emissions” vehicle.

Note.

  1. A DPF is a diesel particulate filter.
  2. SCR is selective catalytic reduction fluids.

Both are expensive!

This paragraph from the article gives some customer feedback.

The ICA has been listed by the EPA as a candidate for emissions-reduction technology; respected testing firm SGS found that the ICA boosted the fuel efficiency of a FedEx delivery truck by 27.4 percent; FedEx is currently road testing the ICA on a fleet of trucks and finding 20 to 30 percent better fuel economy and substantially reduced DPF maintenance costs. In third-party testing, and in limited local sales around Redmond, the ICA has performed as promised.

It never hurt a company to have FedEx on their side! Later on, the article says that Caterpillar are on board and their engines, generators and equipment features heavily on the Hytech Power web site.

If you look at the Wikipedia entry for Hydrogen Fuel Enhancement, you read a lot of sceptical words about this technology.

I would suggest that you read the Vox article, Hytech Power’s web site and the Wikipedia entry in detail before making your mind up.

My decision has been to file Hytech Power in a box, called Must Watch and set up a Google Alert.

For three of the last ten companies, I did that for, I made an investment in the shares. None are trading badly!

 

 

December 13, 2020 Posted by | Hydrogen, Transport | , , , , | 2 Comments

Trains Are The New Age Planes

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on Seeking Alpha.

It is an article well worth a read about the future development of railways in the United States.

August 19, 2020 Posted by | Business, Finance, Transport | , , , , | Leave a comment