Sometimes, focusing too much on the problem makes us overlook the actual solution until it is too late already to avoid such problem. One perfect example is the oil crisis. We have been taking so long to solve it where in fact, we have just been overlooking the obvious solution which amazingly just surrounds us.
With water making up around two-thirds of our planet, the answer to our current oil crisis should most likely be it as well. The technology for converting water into hydrogen used as a gas fuel has been existing for at least the past 25. Thanks to Stanley Meyer, an American inventor who patented the HHO Generator.
This HHO generator, also known as HHO Fuel Cell, converts water into a combustible gas known as Hydrogen Hybrid Oxide or Brown's Gas which is named after its discoverer, Dr. Yull Brown. What's good about this gas is that any internal combustion engine can run using it. It works by simply adding a hydrogen generator to a battery and making a few adjustments. However, for some who place a hydrogen converter on a fuel injected car, a device called EFIE, (Electronic Fuel Injection Enhancer) is needed.
Recent researches have proven that addition of a hydrogen generator to an automotive results in a 40% increase in gas mileage and a slight increase in horse power. This then drastically reduces emissions which cause most of the environmental problems we are facing now. For that reason, you may not be aware of it, but the government is adding a few benefits to any user of a hydrogen generator such as a tax break on this coming years' taxes.
With in a few years, the auto industry especially the auto giants may begin to redefine the industry with the use of Hydrogen on Demand systems. This means eliminating our demand for oil-based fuels such as ethanol fuels. Recently, BMW has introduced the Hydrogen 7 which is able to run on both hydrogen and gas. This Hydrogen 7 is actually a liquid hydrogen which requires cold temperature for storage. This is in response to global warming calls. I'm pretty sure that other key players in the industry would also shift into this system in the upcoming years, hopefully.
Many companies like Hydrogen Power Inc. have started installing hydrogen on demand systems in many vehicles. Hypower Fuel Inc. also has a new hydrogen reactor called H2R, a retrofit insertion device which can be placed in almost any car.
Commercially made hydrogen on demand systems are becoming widespread for the auto giants. However, these same units are easy to build, anyone can build it at home using materials you can find at any local hardware store. If you don't have the guts to do one, hydrogen generator kits are also very accessible online. Run Auto On Water, for example, is very easy to reach through the internet. There are tons of suppliers you can find online, but a little bit of research before purchasing is highly recommended.
Despite all the positive impacts this technology has, acceptance of any new technology is always a slow process for us. The economic impact of this alternative has to auto giants, it could still be a long journey to normalize it, or at least not until the energy behind it is so strong that it will finally be recognized as a solution that every one knows for so long is right.
Unfortunately, Yull Brown and Stanley Meyer did not live long enough to see the shift to this technology as an answer to fossil fuel consumption problem. I believe that they have known before that every one would accept it eventually. The time for Hydrogen on Demand is now for many purposes in cars, at home, businesses, schools and so may others.