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Saving fuel by injecting Hydrogen into the fossile motor fuel ?
Istalling a Hydrogen kit in a car can save fuel (from 15 - 42%, ca. 30% on average), boost the performance and reduce pollution.
Hydrogen is generated when driving and mixed with the fossile fuel, thus improving the burning of the fuel. This is explained in great detail on the web site of HHO-plus alternative energies. There is no tank aboard with the - in principle - highly explosive Hydrogen. The device to be installed in the motor just produces a little Hydrogen on demand and is very safe, also when in an accident, Robert Guild, inventor and president of CT Hydro explains on Youtube in April 2011. When trying the website of CtHydro.com in august 2012 one finds that it is not working, although still registered as domain from Robert Guild. Perhaps, or more likely, the invention is not working either, as Wikipedia (d.d. 2-9-2012) explains on 2 web pages, one on Hydrogen fuel enhancement and one on the water-fuelled car.

Water-fuelled cars ? - Hydrogen as combustion fuel ?
Inventor Denny Klein tells us on Fox News (around 2002 ?) how his Ford Escort can drive 100 miles on just 4 ounces of water. His device mounted into the motor makes Hydrogen (HHO) from water (H2O) while on the go. The Hydrogen is the only fuel needed to drive the motor. But one can also make hybrid cars that can run both on fossile fuels and hydrogen made from water while driving. The US army is now - according to Klein - developing such a hybrid Hummer. Klein figures that producing such engines and cars on a large scale could make our world much less dependant of fossile fuels. However.........................
Wikipedia (d.d. 2-9-2012) explains that motors running entirely on water have not yet been developed and that Klein's firm is now focussed on the type that combines Hydrogen with classic fossile fuels, as described above.

The Green Thing
In the line at the supermarket, the cashier told an older woman that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment.
The woman apologized to him and explained, "We didn't have the green thing back in my day."
The cashier responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment."
He was right -- our generation didn't have the green thing in its day.
Back then, we returned milk bottles, soft drink bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were recycled. But we didn't have the green thing back in our day.
We walked up stairs, because we didn't have an escalator in every store and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn't climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks. But she was right. We didn't have the green thing in our day.
Back then, we washed the baby's nappies because we didn't have the throw-away kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy gobbling machine burning up 240 volts -- wind and solar power really did dry the clothes. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing. But that old lady is right; we didn't have the green thing back in our day.
Back then, we had one TV, or radio, in the house -- not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief (remember them?), not a screen the size of the state of Western Australia. In the kitchen, we blended and stirred by hand because we didn't have electric machines to do everything for us. When we packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, we used a wadded up old newspaper to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap. Back then, we didn't fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. We exercised by working so we didn't need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity. But she's right; we didn't have the green thing back then.
We drank from a fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water. We refilled fountain pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull. But we didn't have the green thing back then.
Back then, people took the tram or a bus and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their mothers into a 24-hour taxi service. We had one power point in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And we didn't need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 2,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest pizza joint.
But isn't it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because we didn't have the green thing back then?
Please forward this on to another selfish old person who needs a lesson in conservation from a smartass young person.

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