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This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on April 15, 2010.
As of Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModelsModification
Hydro-Zilla1970-2006 model year all heavy-duty diesel engines from 5.0 liters to 16.0 liters which do not have oxygen sensors or regeneration systems.Rubber hose from the device is connected to the low pressure side of the turbo.

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-673
  • Executive Order 673 / D673
  • ARB # D-673
  • Executive Order No: D-673
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-673
  • Resolution D-673
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Download: Executive Order D-673 PDF

D-673 Document:



                                        State of California
                                AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                               EXECUTIVE ORDER D—673

                               Relating to Exemptions under
                            Section 27156 of the Vehicle Code

                                        HydroFuture, LLC
                                           Hydro—Zilla

Pursuant to the authority vested in the Air Resources Board by Séction 27156 of the
Vehicle Code; and

Pursuant to the authority vested in the undersigned by Sections 39515 and 39516 of the
Health and Safety Code and Executive Order G—02—003;

IT IS ORDERED AND RESOLVED: That installation of the Hydro—Zilla hydrogen
generator device, manufactured by HydroFuture, LLC (23309 Cohasset Street,
West Hills, California 91304), has been found not to reduce the effectiveness of the
applicable vehicle pollution control systems, and therefore, the Hydro—Zilla is exempt
from the prohibitions in Section 27156 of the Vehicle Code for installation on all
1970—2006 model year heavy—duty diesel engines from 5.0liters to 16.0 liters which do
not have oxygen sensors or regeneration systems.

The Hydro—Zilla device consists of an 8—gallon water reservoir and a metal case
containing hydrogen booster cells, various electrical components, electrical wiring and
connectors, and a rubber supply hose for the hydrogen gas.

This Executive Order is based on Heavy—Duty Federal Test Procedure (FTP) Transient
Cycle tests, Euro III European Stationary Cycle (ESC) test, and "Not—to—Exceed" (NTE)
test conducted by HydroFuture, LLC with the Hydro—Zilla device.

If evidence provides the Air Resources Board with reasons to suspect that the
Hydro—Zilla device will affect the durability of the emission control system, HydroFuture,
LLC shall be required to submit durability data to show that the durability of the vehicle
emission control system is not, in fact, affected and/or that the add—on or modified parts
demonstrate adequate durability.

This Executive Order is valid provided that installation instructions for the Hydro—Zilla
device do not recommend tuning the vehicles to specifications different from those of
the vehicle manufacturer.           |

Changes made to the design or operating conditions of the Hydro—Zilla device, as
exempt by the Air Resources Board, which adversely affect the performance of the
vehicle‘s emission control system, shall invalidate this Executive Order.


                                              2.

Marketing of the Hydro—Zilla device using identification other than that shown in this
Executive Order or for an application other than that listed in this Executive Order shall
be prohibited unless prior approval is obtained from the Air Resources Board.

Exemption of the Hydro—Zilla device shall not be construed as exemption to sell, offer for
sale, or advertise any component of the kit as an individual device.                          '

This Executive Order shall not apply to any Hydro—Zilla device advertised, offered for
sale, sold with, or installed on a motor vehicle prior to or concurrent with transfer to an
ultimate purchaser.

This Executive Order does not constitute any opinion as to the effect the use of the
Hydro—Zilla device may have on any warranty either expressed or implied by the vehicle
manufacturer.                                              .

No claim of any kind, such as "Approved by the Air Resources Board," may be made
with respect to the action taken herein in any advertising or other oral or written
communication.

In addition to the foregoing, the Air Resources Board reserves the right in the future to
review this Executive Order and the exemption provided herein to assure that the
exempted add—on or modified part continues to meet the standards and procedures of
California Code of Regulations, Title 13, Section 2222, et seq.

THIS EXECUTIVE ORDER DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A CERTIFICATION,
ACCREDITATION, APPROVAL, OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF ENDORSEMENT BY THE
AIR RESOURCES BOARD OF ANY CLAIMS OF THE APPLICANT CONCERNING
ANTI—POLLUTION BENEFITS OR ANY ALLEGED BENEFITS OF HYDROFUTURE,
LLC‘S HYDRO—ZILLA DEVICE.

Violation of any of the above conditions shall be grounds for revocation of this Executive
Order. The Executive Order may be revoked only after a ten day written notice of
intention to revoke the Executive Order, in which period the holder of the Executive
Order may request in writing a hearing to contest the proposed revocation. If a hearing .
is requested, it shall be held within ten days of receipt of the request, and the Executive
Order may not be revoked until a determination is made after the hearing that grounds
for revocation exist.          ‘

Executed at El Monte, California, this      [5     day of April 2010.




                                         Annette Hebert, Chief
                                         Mobile Source Operations Division




                       HYDROFUTURE, LLC — HYDRO—ZILLA — D—673


                                           EVALUATION SUMMARY

Manufacturer Name: HydroFuture, LLC

Name of Device: Hydro—Zilla

Background:
        HydroFuture, LLC of 23309 Cohasset Street, West Hills, California 91304 has applied for
exemption from the prohibitions in Section 27156 of the California Vehicle Code for its
Hydro—Zilla device. The device is designed for use on all 1970—2006 model year (MY)
heavy—duty diese! engines between 5.0 liters and 16.0 liters which do not have oxygen sensors
or regeneration systems.

Recommendation:
      Grant exemption to HydroFuture, LLC as requested and issue Executive Order D—673.

Device Description:
       The Hydro—Zilla device produces hydrogen through an electrolysis process by supplying
electricity from the vehicle‘s battery to stainless steel metal plates submerged in reservoirs
containing pre—conditioned water and an activator (sodium hydroxide). The device consists of
an 8—gallon water reservoir and a metal case containing hydrogen booster cells (which contain
the stainless steel anode, cathode, and neutral metal plates), various electrical components,
electrical wiring and connectors, and a rubber supply hose for the hydrogen gas.

Discussion/Basis for the Recommendation:
        This exemption is based on the following emission tests conducted on two heavy—duty
diesel engines with HydroFuture, LLC‘s Hydro—Zilla device installed:
       1.      ___FTP transient cycle test on a 1991 MY Detroit Diesel Series 60 / 12.7 liter diesel
               engine.
       2.      FTP transient cycle, Euro I!l ESC 13—mode steady—state, and NTE tests on a 2000
               MY Cummins ISM 10.8 lfiter diesel engine.
The emission test results are shown below:

                             Hot—Start FTP Transient Cycle Emission Test
                       1991 MY Detroit Diese!l Series 60 / 12.7 liter Diesel Engine
                                        Engine Family MDD12.7FZAX             '

                                                    FTP Transient Cycle Emissions (grams/bhp—hr)
                                                    HC           CO           NOx            PM
                 FTP Emission Standards             1.3          15.5             5.0       0.25
              Baseline Emission Test Results       1.957        5.593         3.842        0.314
            Test Results w/Hydro—Zilia Installed   1.540        4.837         3.818        0.319


                              Hot—Start FTP Transient Cycle Emission Test
                            2000 MY Cummins ISM 10.8 liter Diesel Engine
                                  Engine Family YCEHXO661MA!

                                                   FTP Transient Cycle Emissions (grams/bhp—hr)
                                                   HC              CO           NOx              PM
               FTP Emission Standards              1.3            15.5           4.0             0.10
            Baseline Emission Test Results        0.220           1.213        3.477         0.073
       Two Test Average w/Hydro—Zilla Installed   0.202           1.138        3.476         0.073


                          Euro III ESC 13—Mode Steady—State Emission Test
                           2000 MY Cummins ISM 10.8 liter Diesel Engine
                                    Engine Family YCEHXO661MAI

                                                         Euro III ESC Emissions (grams/bhp—hr)
                                                   HC              CO           NOx              PM
              Euro IIt Emission Standards          1.3            15.5          6.0              0.10
            Baseline Emission Test Results          —               —             —               —
          Test Results w/Hydro—Zilla Installed    0.19            0.41          5.42         0.059


                            Not—to—Exceed (NTE) Test Cycle Condition
                Condition: Engine Speed — 1400 RPM / 1000 lb—ft Torque / 266 HP
                            2000 MY Cummins ISM 10.8 liter Diesel Engine
                                      Engine Family YCEHXO661MAI

                                                            NTE Emissions (grams/bhp—hr)
                                                  HC              CO            NOx              PM
               NTE Emission Standards              —                —           7.0               —
            Baseline Emission Test Results         —                —            —
          Test Results w/Hydro—Zilla Installed     —                —           5.57              —

1. Testing laboratory — Olson—EcolLogic Engine Testing Laboratories in Fullerton, California


All comparative exhaust emission test results for FTP transient cycle testing on the 1991 Detroit
Diesel Series 60 engine modified with the Hydro—Zilla device did not cause emissions to exceed
baseline by more than the allowed limits of 10 percent for HC and NOx and 15 percent on CO
and PM. All exhaust emission test results for FTP transient cycle testing, EURO II ESC
emission testing, and NTE emission testing on the 2000 Cummins ISM engine modified with the
Hydro—Zilla device showed that the modified engine met the exhaust emission standards.
Similar results are expected when HydroFuture, LLC‘s Hydro—Zilla device is used on the
1970—2006 model year heavy—duty diesel engines stated in this application.



Document Created: 2010-04-19 12:05:22
Document Modified: 2010-04-19 12:05:22

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