the Skeptics and Scolding the Frauds
as defined by Wikipedia is an
intentional deception for personal gain or to damage another
individual. If a technology like
the complete Hydrogen Boost system (hydrogen generator, fuel heater,
electronic fuel mixture control circuit, Scangauge, permanent engine
treatment, and increased tire pressure) can achieve a 15% increase in
fuel mileage, and occasionally achieves 25%, without driving tips, and
has consistently achieved over 50% with the use of the driving tips in
our manual, then advertising 20% to 50% increase in mileage would not be
fraud, especially when this is all explained in the first paragraph of
our web site home page.
However when a company takes a
poor copy of one single component of a good system like ours and
exaggerates the advertising of the expected result of using it, then that
would be intentional deception for personal gain. There are so many HHO companies that
jumped onto the bandwagon from 2006 to 2008, selling junk electrolyzers built from plans that were meant to be
an experimenter’s guide, advertising these electrolyzers
as a hydrogen injection system that can increase mileage by 40% and more,
that the whole HHO injection industry is being scandalized.
Dateline NBC did a show on
Dennis Lee’s HAFC “system” which claims a guaranteed 50% increase in
mileage, exposing the fraud of not only the HAFC system, but of Dennis
Lee’s history as well. The Sierra
Visa Herald article at http://www.svherald.com/articles/2009/06/22/news/doc4a3effda780cc863578436.txt
exposes the fraud of many dealers of
Water4Gas e-books that exaggerated the effects of an experimenter’s guide
of Ozzie Freedom (Eyal Siman-Tov),
the man who profited most from the fraud even if it wasn’t him who
perpetrated the bulk of it.
Popular Mechanic published an article (not
in their paper magazine) at http://www.popularmechanics.com/automotive/how_to/4276846.html
that explains why the
junk put out by the frauds can’t work to achieve the exaggerated claims,
but mentions Hydrogen Boost and how our system achieves its results. CNN spend time with Hydrogen Boost in
late summer 2008 after the fuel prices began to plummet and never did air
the report, (my report is at http://www.hydrogen-boost.com/April%202009.html
) maybe because of the 10% proven results we showed (with only
part of the system) or because of the plummeting fuel prices.
I have seen many false positive
results reported on in television news video posted on the Internet, that
were achieved with bad testing protocol using various good and bad
versions of the HHO technology.
These reports helped perpetrate the fraud in the industry.
Society for Automotive Engineers Technical Paper Series document number 2000-01-2206 states, “It is well known that hydrogen addition to
spark-ignited (SI) engines can reduce exhaust emissions and increase
We have just received university
dynamometer tests on a 1.9 liter diesel car in Europe testing only the
addition of hydrogen, made by our electrolyzer powered by the alternator,
showing 3.5% decrease in specific fuel consumption measured in
g/kWh. We have similar results
from the same dynamometer tests showing a decrease in fuel consumption
with an increase in fuel temperature.
We have documented government agency and university and private
laboratory test results showing increase in engine efficiency caused by
the engine treatment included in many of our systems. We also have documented private test
results and undisputed agreement from all engineers that our recommended
increase in tire pressure reduces fuel consumption. Using all these components in a
complete system allows us to achieve the 15% or more mileage increase we
report on our web site. Nobody
could honestly accuse us of fraud after looking at all our documentation,
not even CNN.
Between the bad reporting, the
bad testing, the exaggerated advertising, the poor copies of a good system,
the plummeting fuel prices, and the failing economy, the HHO injection
industry has slowed so much that most companies have gone out of
business. For the most part (the
frauds) that is good. But for the
honest companies dedicated to a long history of customer satisfaction,
like Hydrogen Boost, the future still holds the promise of reward for
good honest hard work.
Claiming 30%-40% mileage increase and getting 5% is fraud.
Reporting less then 5% with
hydrogen alone but 15-25% with a complete system that delivers results,
and 50% or more with the inclusion of driving tips, is good
business. Hydrogen Boost has been
doing good business for ten years.
Let’s hope that the industry we built can survive the bad press
caused by the hundreds of frauds that profited at the expense of needy
customers looking for the real technology. Let’s hope that those in need of a good
technology don’t give up looking because of the frauds.
another article I ran across at: http://www.engr.wisc.edu/alumni/perspective/35.3/article15greenmoped.html
Going green, one moped at a
A Vespa scooter is a scooter with a
history—it’s credited as the affordable form of mass transportation that
reignited Italy’s post-World War II economy. The scooter’s unique,
timeless design makes it the “Rolls Royce” of scooters, an heirloom that
can last 20 years in the care of a faithful owner.
Yet, even for a Vespa, there’s room for
improvement, and 16 UW-Madison engineering students spent fall 2008
figuring out how to make the already environmentally friendly Vespa even more green.
While enrolled in civil and
environmental engineering professor Marc
Anderson’s section of InterEngineering 160,
Introduction to Engineering, the
students designed, built and tested a hydrogen-based system that
ultimately reduced the amount of gasoline necessary to run a Vespa moped by 10 percent. The system is based on
electrolysis, the process of splitting water into oxygen and hydrogen via
an electrical charge.
“As freshmen, they’re just starting to get used to things, and I
usually pick out projects that are difficult so they’ll learn a lot,”
says Anderson, adding the project offered exposure to mechanical,
environmental, electrochemical, construction, and materials science
The students experimented on a yellow 50-cc steel-body Vespa moped provided at a substantial discount by
Jeff Dunn, the owner of Vespa Madison at Dunn’s
Import in Middleton. While the bike already averages 90 miles to a gallon
of gasoline, Dunn says even Vespa needs to do
better environmentally, and he’s more than willing to help the students.
“I think what they’re doing is very exciting. I believe
wholeheartedly that it’s good for Vespa,” he
The students divided their work into three components: the
electrolysis device, the battery and the engine. For the electrolysis
device, they designed rectangular electrodes to split the water using
carbon plates coated with a nanoparticle thin
film Anderson developed. They set the plates inside a container called an
electrolyzer, which they positioned near the moped engine beneath the
driver’s seat. The electrodes are powered by a charge from the moped’s
alternator and separate the water into oxygen and hydrogen, funneling the
hydrogen directly to the engine’s cylinder via a stainless steel tube.
Once in the engine, the hydrogen produces a more complete combustion,
according to Anderson, which means the engine more efficiently uses the
The electrolyzer system could, in addition to reducing the amount of
gasoline necessary, also reduce moped emissions. While the students did
not have time to test emissions levels their system produced, Anderson
anticipates the more complete combustion caused by hydrogen in the engine
would make the moped run cleaner. From here, the electrolyzer system may
benefit the UW-Madison vehicle teams, which frequently experiment with
hybrid vehicle technologies. In fact, Mechanical Engineering Faculty
Associate Glenn Bower, who oversees the vehicle teams, offered additional
advice and support to the moped project.
Not all college freshmen delve into their majors via practical,
hands-on projects in their first semester on campus, and the experience
has been valuable for mechanical engineering freshman Steven Burbach. “The project was very cutting-edge—we
weren’t building things that had already been done, and I really
appreciate Professor Anderson’s willingness to trust us with this,” he
says. “Engineering isn’t just sitting at a desk. It’s getting out there,
tackling real-world problems.”