The concept of hydrogen fuel cell is passing hydrogen gas (H2) through a membrane to produce electricity. However, there are some technical challenges with this kind of system. The main issue is storing of H2. Hydrogen gas has to be stored in a compressed state in a metal tank. This creates the problem of gas leakage that will endanger the driver. A solution to this issue is to use a H2 “on demand” system.
A hydrogen gas on demand system is basically using H2 generated from water to supplement gasoline fuel for a car. We know that water consists of 2 parts hydrogen and one part oxygen thus the name H2O. By attaching an electrolysis device to the SUV, H2 can be generated when power from the battery is turn on. The hydrogen gas generated can than be released into the engine air intake system to be mixed with conventional gasoline in the combustion chambers. The system can be switched on when the car is moving and switched off when it is idle. This will prevent any additional H2 gas produced from escaping into the car.
It has been tested and proven, by supplementing hydrogen gas into a SUV engine, it will improve gas mileage. This is because H2 is three times more potent than fossil fuel. The good news is to convert a SUV to use hydrogen fuel cell is not difficult. Anyone with some car maintenance skill can do it. All you have to do is to buy a step by step instructional guide and invest around $150 on parts and components for the project.