Increase the Efficiency

Of Your Diesel Combustion Engines.
(And Realize Real Savings).

The piston stroke of large industrial diesel engines may incorporate as little as 70% of the cylinder volume before the next firing, leaving 30% of the fuel still burning by the time the piston reaches the bottom of the power stroke. The partially burned hydrocarbons are left behind as carbon deposits, clogging the engine, contaminating the oil, and producing pollution and smog.

How D-HAT Hydrogen Infusion Improves Diesel Combustion

Hydrogen is unrivaled in its ability to release more energy than other alternatives. It is the perfect combustion catalyst. When introduced into the diesel engine cylinder, hydrogen safely promotes a faster fuel burn.

Hydrogen makes the diesel fuel and air mixture burn faster, hotter, and earlier in the power stroke, which pushes the piston down harder (increasing torque) so almost all the fuel burns completely before the exhaust valve is opened near the bottom of the stroke. This increases combustion efficiency and leads to less fuel spent on a given amount of work.

The addition of hydrogen also reduces harmful emissions:

  • A more complete burn reduces unburned hydrocarbons, including particulate matter.
  • Increased torque produces more pulling power, allowing more work to be done while using less fuel. 
  • A faster and more efficient combustion process lowers exhaust temperatures for a cooler engine and fewer nitrous oxides (NOx).
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Under the Hood of Diesel Hydrogen Assist Technology

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The D-HAT generator is a ruggedized and compact enclosure measuring 18”x 13”x 12” with a dry weight 35 lbs. The system consists of recycled and recyclable materials and contains no hazardous materials.

The top half of the D-HAT system houses our proprietary PEM fuel cell system and a water reservoir containing enough distilled water for up to 1,500 miles of road usage (or approximately 50 operating hours).

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Enabling Technology

The enabling technology behind D-HAT is a patented Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) cell that safely produces green hydrogen gas onboard and on-demand through an electrolysis process to improve the combustion characteristics of diesel engines.

The PEM cell produces pure hydrogen gas using only distilled water (with no additives) and electricity from your engine's alternator. It separates the water into hydrogen and oxygen atoms. Only the hydrogen gas is fed through a delivery line and infused through the air-intake manifold, where it becomes part of the ambient airflow, making the combustion process extremely efficient, complete and clean.

The Safety Of Hydrogen On Demand

The D-HAT onboard generator only operates when the engine is running to produce hydrogen on demand from distilled water. The PEM electrolysis process completely separates the hydrogen and oxygen gases; the pure hydrogen gas is immediately directed into the engine’s air intake system and fully consumed. On-demand production eliminates the need for onboard hydrogen storage. The minute amount of hydrogen is never under pressure, eliminating any risk of explosion.

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The Onboard Efficiency Of Hydrogen On Demand

Our highly efficient PEM cell produces up to 4 standard liters of nearly 99.9% pure hydrogen per-minute through electrolysis by drawing minimal amperage from your engine’s alternator. The system consumes approximately one gallon of distilled water every 1,500 miles between recommended refills.


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About 1 gallon of distilled water every 1,500 miles and approximately 65 amps drawn off the engine’s alternator.


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4 standard liters per-minute of approximately 99.9% pure hydrogen that increase the combustion efficiency of your engine to 95% or higher.


The D-HAT hydrogen on-demand system is an aftermarket device that is safe and easy to install. In most cases from start to finish, it can be installed and fully functional on any semi-tractor or similar size diesel engine in approximately 4-8 hours, minimizing equipment downtime.

The installation process is simple:

  • The D-HAT generator is mounted behind the cab or on the chassis rail.
  • The unit is connected to your charging system for power.
  • The hydrogen line is installed, leading to your air intake system.
  • The system contains a small coolant module mounted to the front of the radiator.
  • The D-HAT generator is wired to the charging system and is controlled via the ignition switch, ensuring the system produces hydrogen only when the diesel engine is running.
  • While each D-HAT system is remotely monitored while in operation, a small LCD display can be mounted in the cab, so you can monitor the system from the cockpit.
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The D-HAT system is non-intrusive, infusing a small amount of hydrogen into the air intake system. There are no modifications made or required to the engine, engine sensors, or air-fuel settings. 


D-HAT systems are modular and can be scaled up to increase hydrogen production. For instance, semi-tractors with 9-15 liter engines require a single D-HAT unit. Engines with larger displacement require multiple D-HAT systems. D-HAT units are completely interchangeable from one engine to another of similar displacement.

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Maintenance-Free Operations

D-HAT systems are covered by a limited 3-year/300,000 mile/25,000 hour, warranty. The system does not use any electrolytes or additives, making it safe and easy to use, maintain, and refill with commonly available distilled water. Just add one gallon of distilled water every 1,500 miles, and you are good to go year-round in all seasons.

D-HAT will help extend the life of your diesel engines by purging them of carbon deposits, so they run better, cleaner, and longer. They will also require significantly less maintenance because of extended service intervals. We also fully back every D-HAT system with a limited 300,000 mile (or 25,000 operating hours) five-year warranty.

Don’t Just Take Our Word For It

HOD Tech completed joint benchmark testing, along with other industry contemporaries, with the U.S. Department of Energy in November 2019. The DOE quantified D-HAT’s ability to curtail the harmful effects of pollution from diesel engines with the following results:

  • Improvement in fuel efficiency by 9.94%.
  • Reduction in particulate matter emissions (black soot) by 64%.
  • Reduction in nitrous oxide emissions (acid rain) by 77%.
  • Reduction in carbon dioxide emissions (greenhouse gas) by 15%.

Download your copy of the DOE report today and see how D-HAT can help you curtail emissions and save thousands of dollars in annual fuel and maintenance costs.

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