Geared towards sustainability
Diesel engines have come under fire for polluting the atmosphere, with some parties even calling for their discontinuation. However, there are technologies being developed that can significantly reduce the emissions diesel engines produce, writes Jim Payne, CEO of dynaCERT The world is finally waking up to the damage being inflicted upon the environment. Every 13 seconds someone dies as a result of air pollution, with fossil fuels often pinpointed as the main culprit. Despite the technological advances made within the field of renewable energy, fossil fuels remain vitally important to big industry, as well as our everyday lives. Although diesel engines are more efficient than petroleum ones, they have borne much of the brunt of the recent fossil fuel backlash, as the emissions they produce are more harmful to public health. However, innovative solutions that produce a cleaner burn without negating the efficiency benefits that diesel drivers have come to expect are being created. At dynaCERT, this technology has been under development for a number of years and is now beginning to achieve market traction. Our proprietary, patent-pending technology creates hydrogen and oxygen on demand through electrolysis and supplies these gases through the air intake of diesel engines to enhance combustion. The result is a reduction in the carbon emissions emitted by diesel engines, as well as 42 | EUROPEANCEO
greater fuel efficiency. Small and compact, our HydraGEN technology units work on most diesel engines across numerous industries, producing remarkable benefits worldwide.
Changing perceptions Our journey at dynaCERT began in 2004, under our original name Dynamic Fuels Systems. At that time, we were solely focused on research and development (R&D) that centred on hydrogen technology for the diesel engine market. But success was limited, as early adopters of our products had units that were 10 times heavier than those produced for the market today. We still maintain an R&D laboratory to improve these products and processes. For instance, we made our technology more robust to work under extreme conditions and surroundings, such as those found in mining, oil and gas, construction, hot climates, freezing environments and the ocean. Despite efforts to phase out diesel engines, the demand for a product like our HydraGEN unit is as pressing as ever. Today, manufacturers produce 100 million new diesel engines per year and there
are currently more than one billion in use. Certainly, market opportunities for a development such as ours have been present for a number of years and the growing awareness of environmental issues has provided further impetus for our team.
Wheels in motion Diesel engines are used all around the world in many different applications. As such, we want to help the entire world reduce its carbon footprint – one engine at a time. But didactically pushing green technologies is unlikely to prove effective and could even result in a backlash. At dynaCERT, we believe we can reduce pollution while saving businesses and consumers money on fuel, providing them with a financial – as well as moral – incentive to save the planet. Our HydraGEN units reduce the amount of diesel a vehicle operator needs, save on diesel exhaust fluid (an emissions control liquid required in modern engines) and increase the time between diesel particulate filter exchanges. What’s more, the units can increase an engine’s available power. This all leads to a
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