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Hydrogen On Demand Fuel Saving Devices A Fraud


PRESS RELEASE: 30 SEPTEMBER 2008

Hydrogen On Demand Fuel Saving Devices A Fraud: Octafuel New Zealand.

OctaFuel New Zealand - a Hamilton based business that has spent considerable resources on the development of on-demand hydrogen generators - believes the technology is a fraud, and advises New Zealanders to avoid spending money online buying on-board hydrogen generators and instruction manuals on how to build them.

Says Michael Fresnel, Co-Founder, OctaFuel New Zealand: "There are a number of international studies supporting the on-demand hydrogen generator technology - and because of these studies OctaFuel felt that the technology was genuine, despite the critics. It came as a shock to discover that the technology did not save fuel."

OctaFuel spent three months solid and approximately $100,000 on the development of an on-demand hydrogen unit, contracting a mechanical engineer with more than 25 years experience and a reputable electronics company to undertake the research, development and manufacture of the technology. The OctaFuel equipment was professionally installed by mechanics and the unit was trialled in two customer's vehicles and by OctaFuel, says Mr Fresnel.

In addition to its own research and development, OctaFuel accepted participation in a Waikato Times trial, which was undertaken over a five week period, during which OctaFuel continued its own trials.

"OctaFuel’s team of advisors were not sure the product had been tested thoroughly enough in-house, but the feedback seemed positive, with reports of between 20% and 25% fuel savings, so the decision was made to proceed with a public trial. However subsequent installations into a number of customer’s vehicles and the ongoing trials undertaken by the Waikato Times and OctaFuel showed that on-demand hydrogen technology is a fraud."

Fresnel continues: "I hope the New Zealand public take heed. You may be lining the pockets of some very dishonest people making claims that don't seem to stack up."

OctaFuel has ceased hydrogen on demand research and development, focussing their attentions towards proven or verging technologies, including fresnel lens technologies, retrofitted peltier heat recovery units, regenerative braking modules, and high-flow devices that improve vehicle performance through reducing engine load.

OctaFuel will also continue exploring Hydrogen as a primary fuel for motor vehicles. In particular, one of the latest developments OctaFuel hopes to bring down-under for trialling is the reforming of methane from rubbish dumps to hydrogen gas, which can be used to fuel cars.

Says Fresnel: "No-one likes getting the wool pulled over their eyes - that's why OctaFuel has gone public on this one, and been pretty straight-shooting about what happened. It is humbling, but it's the right thing to do, despite the embarrassment factor. Lessons were learned."

For product recalls please email product.recall@octafuel.com
For more information about OctaFuel please visit our website: http://www.octafuel.com
-ENDS-

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