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DYNACERT'S NEW HG2 MODEL ACHIEVES AN A+ IN SCHOOL BUS TRIALS
DynaCERT Inc. has provided information on the notable field trial results of the company's new HG2 HydraGEN technology as verified through the company's proprietary HydraLytica telematics device.
The smaller HG2 on-demand hydrogen delivery system complements the company's well-established HG1 models. While the HG1 models are appropriate for larger diesel displacement engines of eight to 16 litres, the newest HG2 model opens up DynaCERT's market for the smaller displacement diesel engines and, possibly in the future, for gasoline engines.
School bus trials in Ontario, Canada
In July, 2019, the HG2 units were installed on two Taylor-brand school buses, a 2005 and 2015, each powered by a 6.7-litre diesel engine, each engine from a different manufacturer. The buses were used on school bus itineraries in Southern Ontario and accumulated more than 2,000 kilometres (driving stop and go along typical school bus routes) during the two-month proof-of-concept period. The data from the HydraLytica telematics device recorded that the buses achieved an average reduction in fuel consumption of 13.8 per cent and 15.5 per cent, respectively. Of significance, the NOx levels were reduced 48 per cent and 52 per cent, respectively. The NOx level was measured by a portable emissions measuring system (PEMS). The PEMS measured the exhaust at the end of the tailpipe where it most affects the immediate air environment at the ground level near where school children might be exposed to NOx, a dangerous, deadly gas emitted by diesel engines.
Approximately 18,000 school buses travel two million kilometres in Ontario, every school day.
According to a 2014 National Association for Pupil Transportation report, school bus carriers operate the largest mass transportation fleet in the United States. Each day, 480,000 yellow school buses travel the roads in the U.S. This is a very significant market for DynaCERT when compared with the 140,000 total transit vehicles, 96,000 of which are buses; the motor coach industry, with 35,000 buses; commercial airlines with 7,400 airplanes; and rail with 1,200 passenger railcars.
Passenger vehicle -- diesel
Another DynaCERT HG2 unit was installed in June, 2019, on a 2013 luxury passenger SUV vehicle with a 3.0-litre diesel engine as is typical for such vehicles. The vehicle had an odometer reading of 225,000 kilometres (140,000 miles) and a baseline fuel consumption of 8.1 litres per 100 kilometres (29 miles per gallon) without DynaCERT's HydraGEN technology. The fuel consumption, in the trial period of July and August, 2019, was reduced when used with DynaCERT's HydraGEN technology to an average of 7.1 litres per 100 (33.2 mpg) over the eight-week period. The lowest fuel consumption with the HydraGEN technology recorded was 6.3 litres per 100 kilometres (37.4 mpg) after the break-in period.
In North America there were approximately 8.1 million diesel-powered passenger vehicles on the road in 2015.
Passenger vehicle -- gasoline engines
In September, 2019, the HG2 unit was installed on a 2012 passenger four-door sedan with a 3.5-litre gasoline engine. The vehicle lifetime baseline fuel consumption of 12.3 litres per hundred kilometres (L/100 km) (19.1 mpg) over a distance of approximately 2,200 kilometres (1,350 miles). The fuel consumption was reduced 11 per cent to an average of 11.1 litres per hundred kilometres (L/100 km) (or 21.2 mpg).
In 2017, in North America there were approximately 275 million gasoline-powered passenger vehicles on the road.
Robert Maier, chief operating officer and chief engineer for DynaCERT, stated: "The opportunity for HydraGEN technology units to be installed on all types of engines opens the market potential for DynaCERT to be a significant worldwide contributor to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). When our HydraGEN units include our HydraLytica telematics for carbon credit reporting, we can truly provide the transportation industry with a recurring revenue generating device that helps save the planet."
About the HG2
The HG2 unit is appropriate for those smaller displacement engines used in buses, refrigerated trailers and containers, mobile construction equipment, small generators, and smaller trucks commonly found outside of North America, such as in European countries and in India. This market size represents approximately 20 million applications in North America and similar sized market opportunities in each of the European and Asian markets.
DynaCERT manufactures and distributes carbon emission reduction technology for use with internal combustion engines. As part of the growing global hydrogen economy, the company's patented technology creates hydrogen and oxygen on-demand through a unique electrolysis system and supplies these gases through the air intake to enhance combustion, resulting in lower carbon emissions and greater fuel efficiency. Its technology is designed for use with many types and sizes of diesel engines used in on-road vehicles, reefer trailers, off-road construction, power generation, mining and forestry equipment, marine vessels, and railway locomotives.
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