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HYDROFLEX SAVES FUEL AND THE ENVIRONMENT

20-06-2016
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Hydroflex is preparing for final trials of its version one hydrogen-based fuel reduction system in South Australia ahead of a commercial launch.

The system is powered by an environmentally friendly device that reduces exhaust emissions while increasing the fuel efficiency of internal combustion engines, and will be available before the end of the year.

The systems can be fitted to any internal combustion diesel or petrol engine ranging in size from a scooter to a cruise ship and lead to fuel savings of 10 to 15 per cent.

Hydroflex, formerly known as Hydrogen Power Systems, relocated from San Diego in the United States to the Tonsley Innovation Hub in the South Australian capital Adelaide in April.

Chief Technology Officer and inventor Richard Connors has been working on the device for a decade.

He said unlike catalytic converters and diesel particulate filters that treated emissions “after the fact”, his device used hydrogen and oxygen to increase the amount of fuel burnt in the combustion process.

“We have a device that is cost effective and delivers value to the bottom line of the customer and at the same time reduces all seven types of pollution that normally come out of the back end of an exhaust pipe – we positively reduce all of them at different ratios,” Connors said.

The device includes a 1.5 litre tank of water with an electrolyte in it. A small voltage of electricity is applied to the water to initiate electrolysis that creates hydrogen and oxygen vapour. The vapour is then piped through a standard rubber hose to the front of the air filter where it is combined with normal air to produce a hydrogen enhanced combustion process.

“So our hydrogen and oxygen is not a fuel, it is an accelerant that is consumed in the process and thereby because it moves the flame front faster it burns more of the fuel leading to more power and less pollution,” Connors said.

Hydroflex is looking to raise between $500,000 and $1 million (AUD) in capital in the next month or so to help accelerate the commercialization process.

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