A TV car also tested and cleaned with HYDRIVE
The danish government has an ambitious environmental plan: By 2030 it will no longer be possible to register a new car running on clean gasoline or diesel. But there is no need to wait for the electric cars when we already have the technology that can reduce pollution from the many petrol and diesel cars that drive around and pollute on the Danish roads.
TV Syd visited HYDRIVE in the fall of 2018 to meet Uffe Lauge Jensen, who is behind HYDRIVE and the technology of electrolysis and hydrogen that can clean dirty internal combustion engines. Here, Uffe Lauge Jensen toldmthat we should start by cleaning the engines in the existing fleet. According to the founder of HYDRIVE, this approach can reduce CO2 emissions by up to 30 percent.
500,000 km in search of good stories
TV Syd had brought along a car that had driven nearly 500,000 km in search of good stories.
Uffe Lauge Jensen tested the car's carbon dioxide and NOx emissions. CO2 is the most common greenhouse gas and accounts for 63% of man-made global warming. The concentration in the atmosphere is currently 40% higher than it was before industrialization. NOx is more directly harmful to us as the toxic gas is carcinogenic.
The measurement of car exhaust before cleaning showed that 3.77 percent was pure CO2, while it emitted 227 ppm (parts per million) of NOx. For both gases, the figures are too high in relation to EU standards.
The cleaning machine was switched on and the hydrogen was sent into the car's engine via the intake. The method cleans the engine internally of soot residue. HYDRIVE has cleaned well over 100,000 cars, and experience shows that CO2 and NOx emissions are greatly reduced by just one.
The red TV SYD car was measured again after cleaning. The figures showed that CO2 emissions had fallen by about 30 per cent, while the NOx figure fell from 227 ppm to 161 ppm. Uffe Lauge Jensen's comment on the test was:
"It's really fine for such an old car."
In connection with the test, environmental representant for the Social Democracy, Christian Rabjerg Madsen, visited. He wants us to drive electric cars in the longer term that do not emit particles or CO2 (directly), but in the meantime we prefer to drive cleaner, and here the visit showed him that HYDRIVE is an exciting technology.
The engine still needs to be maintained
Following the test at HYDRIVE, TV interviewed Syd Lone Otto, department manager in FDM's technical consultancy. She was asked if HYDRIVE is a good idea. The answer is yes, as long as the car otherwise fails.
"We just must not equate it with a real repair of the car. And there are many who believe that a cleanser makes the car flawless," Lone Otto told TV Syd.
She emphasized that you have to keep your car straight and that cleaning the engine with HYDRIVE is equivalent to descaling the kettle at home. Caring for her car, on the other hand, sees positive results especially for diesel cars, where the emission of harmful substances has been reduced by removing soot and coke in combustion chambers and the intake.
Nissan Qashqai got ready for sight
The FDM has also gone by HYDRIVE to test a 2011 Nissan Qashqai diesel that had run 192,000 km. Before the test, the car could not be inspected, but after the cleaning process, the flue gas number dropped by 80 percent and the car could pass the inspection satisfactory. The car was subsequently tested by FDM at 196,000 and 209,000 km. Both measurements showed that the flue gas had dropped another 90 percent. The owner also saw that the car drove a good 10 percent longer on the liter. Tom Westersø Larsen, technical consultant in FDM:
"The results look promising, even after 17,000 km and six months, and this indicates that hydrogen cleaning has an effect."
FDM especially thinks HYDRIVE is interesting for cars that cannot go through the statal inspection and where the warranty has expired.