Feb. 7, 2007
Existing airport service vehicles can provide less than zero emissions

Oil is running out, the climate is in chaos and it is time to change! Transportastion is responsible for 30 percent of the CO² emissions. We can use hydrogen as an energy carrier, we can use fuel cells in cars and trucks in the future, but platinum as a catalyst is costly and too rare for a worldwide transportation fleet powered by fuel cells. We can convert our existing fleets of ground service vehicles, trucks and cars to hydrogen in the internal combustion engine.

It’s a relatively simple conversion involving a change to a dual-fuel spark plug or diesel dual-fuel injector utilizing a pressure tank, reducing valve, solenoid shut offs—for the fuel selection timing retard for the spark ignition (H² enters after top dead center instead of before) and a fuel choice selector switch. The inventor, Professor Roy McAlister, has a 20-year record of running this system in various engines, no engine wear, no acid in the oil and exhaust emissions are cleaner than the ambient air.

The embodied energy in the existing fleets of vehicles is huge and we should utilize this asset. We will never again have the chance to make steel and aluminium as cost effectively as the costs of energy continue to shoot upwards.

Costs in energy and money related to executing SmartPlug and SparkInjector conversions are low; engines have been converted in the time of a tune-up. Hydrogen must come from renewable, or CO² free sources. The SparkInjector and SmartPlug inventor also has new technology for extracting hydrogen from wastewater at a lower cost than by electrolysis.

After the hydrogen extracted from wastewater is used in a H² ICE that cleans the air, about nine kilograms of pure water can be condensed from the exhaust per kilogram of hydrogen used by.

There are currently serious proposals happening in Europe where some airports already have wind turbines on the airport providing CO²-free electricity. For example there were three 300 kilowatt Carter Turbines on Dallas Fort Worth airport perimeter for 15 years, as well as in the Canary Isles. Major airports in the UK are now planning to follow suit.

Contact inventor Roy McAlister at 2350 West Shangri La, Phoenix, Arizona 85029 for further information. Email [email protected] to contact author Tony Marmont or visit www.beaconenergy.co.uk.