Motor carriers harnessing hydrogen power to reduce emissions

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OSHAWA, Ont. — Mackie Transport and Skelton Trucking will be installing onboard hydrogen and oxygen generating systems to boost fuel efficiency and reduce emissions.

The patented system from GlobalTech Environmental Products, called Hydrogen Power System (HPS) injects hydrogen and oxygen into the air intake manifold of the engine. The results, according to GlobalTech, are increased fuel efficiency from 10% – 25%; an increase in torque/ horsepower; a reduction in maintenance costs; and most importantly a significant reduction in emissions.

Both Mackie and Skelton have been doing on road field-testing of the GlobalTech HPS for the past 8 to 36 months. Grant Nixon Fleet Maintenance Manager of Mackie said, “Our biggest expense next to wages is fuel, I would have been happy with a 5% fuel savings. Every other fuel saving device I’ve ever seen is nothing other than hokey, that’s why we took so long before making the decision in favour of the HPS. With a 5% savings on fuel we will get a quick pay back on the HPS”. Mr. Ron Skelton of Skelton Trucking said, “We’ve been testing two HPS’s for 3 years. The fuel savings equalled our expectations and our drivers like the increase in torque and horsepower. We plan to fit our entire fleet with GlobalTech’s HPS”.

Joe Williams, VP Business Development for GlobalTech says that after 7 years and millions of dollars of investment in R & D and testing the HPS is now ready for mass instillation.

“Many fleets have been testing the HPS and are seeing the savings we can provide with our safe, easy to operate technology”. Williams said. “The HPS’s impact on the environment will have long term lasting effects, as more and more long haul trucks start using the HPS. Emissions will be reduced dramatically by up to 90%.”

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