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This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on October 29, 2010.
As of Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModelsModification
BHH Cell System1984-2009 model year Caterpillar, Cummins, Detroit Diesel, International, Mercedes Benz, Mack, and Volvo heavy-duty diesel engines from 5.9 liters to 16.0 liters.Supply 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-680
  • Executive Order 680 / D680
  • ARB # D-680
  • Executive Order No: D-680
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-680
  • Resolution D-680
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Download: Executive Order D-680 PDF

D-680 Document:



                                   State of California
                               AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                               EXECUTIVE ORDER D—680

                              Relating to Exemptions under
                           Section 27156 of the Vehicle Code

                               Best Hydrogen Hybrid LLC
                                     BHH Cell System

Pursuant to the authority vested in the Air Resources Board by Section 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 BHH Cell System hydrogen
generator device, manufactured by Best Hydrogen Hybrid LLC (8348 Liverpool Circle,
Littleton, CO 80125), has been found not to reduce the effectiveness of the applicable
vehicle pollution control systems, and therefore, the BHH Cell System is exempt from
the prohibitions in Section 27156 of the Vehicle Code for installation on Caterpillar,
Cummins, Detroit Diesel, International, Mercedes Benz, Mack, and Volvo 1984—2009
model year heavy—duty diesel engines from 5.9 liters to 16.0 liters.

The BHH Cell System device consists of a 5—quart water reservoir and a metal case         .
containing the hydro cell generator, various electrical components, electrical wiring and
connectors, and a polyethylene supply hose for the hydrogen gas.

This Executive Order is based on emission test results using Heavy—Duty Federal Test
Procedure (FTP) Transient Cycle test and Euro III European Stationary Cycle (ESC)
test submitted by Best Hydrogen Hybrid LLC with the BHH Cell System device.

If evidence provides the Air Resources Board with reasons to suspect that the BHH Cell
System device will affect the durability of the emission control system, Best Hydrogen
Hybrid 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 BHH Cell
System 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 BHH Cell System 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.

Marketing of the BHH Cell System 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.


                                              2.

Exemption of the BHH Cell System 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 BHH Cell System 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 BHH
Cell System 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 BEST HYDROGEN
HYBRID LLC‘S BHH CELL SYSTEM 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    Zq       day of October 2010.



                                                         Hobe}—
                                         Annette Hebert, Chief
                                         Mobile Source Operations Division




               BEST HYDROGEN HYBRID LLC — BHH CELL SYSTEM — D—680


                                         EVALUATION SUMMARY

Manufacturer Name: Best Hydrogen Hybrid LLC

Name of Device: BHH Cell System

Background:
        Best Hydrogen Hybrid LLC of 8348 Liverpool Circle, Littleton, CO 80125 has applied for
exemption from the prohibitions in Section 27156 of the California Vehicle Code for its BHH Cell
System device. The device is designed for use on Caterpillar, Cummins, Detroit Diesel,
International, Mercedes Benz, Mack, and Volvo 1984—2009 model year (MY) heavy—duty diesel
engines between 5.9 liters and 16.0 liters.

Recommendation:
         Grant exemption to Best Hydrogen Hybrid LLC as requested and issue Executive Order
D—680.

Device Description:
       The BHH Cell System device produces hydrogen through an electrolysis process by
supplying electricity from the vehicle‘s battery to stainless steel metal plates submerged in
reservoirs containing distilled water and an activator (potassium hydroxide). The device
consists of a 5—quart water reservoir and a metal case containing the hydro cell generator
(which contain the stainless steel anode and cathode metal plates), various electrical
components, electrical wiring and connectors, and a polyethylene 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 Best Hydrogen Hybrid LLC‘s BHH Cell System device installed:
         1.    _FTP transient cycle test on a 1998 MY Cummins ISM—11 10.8 liter diesel engine.
         2.    FTP transient cycle and Euro IH ESC 13—mode steady—state tests on a 2007 MY
               Detroit Dieset Series 60 14.0 liter diesel engine.
The emission test results are shown below:

                            Hot—Start FTP Transient Cycle Emission Test
                          1998 MY Cummins ISM—11 10.8 liter Diesel Engine
                                  Engine Family WCEXHOG61MAD

                                                    FTP Transient Cycle Emissions (grams/bhp—hr)
                                                   NMHC          CO           NOx            PM
                FTP Emission Standards              1.3          15.5          4.0          0.10
         FTP Results w/BHH Cell System Installed   0.182         1.18         3.944        0.074

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


                            Hot/Cold—Start FTP Transient Cycle Emission Test
                         2007 MY Detroit Diesel Series 60 14.0 liter Diese!l Engine
                                     Engine Family 7DDXH14.9ELY                  '

                                               FTP Transient Cycie Emissions (grams/bhp—hr)
                                 NMHC               NOx          NMHC+NOx            CO              PM
 FTP Emission Standards           0.14              116              1.3             15.5            0.01
  FTP Two Test Average            ~
   w/BHH Cell System             0.003             0.525                            0.419           0.003
         Installed
                     .        (0.003x2.75)=    (0.525x1.028)=                  (0.419x1.059)=   (0.003+0.003)=
   ETP resultswith DF            0.008             0.540                             0.44           0.006
 FTP 'es“"j/‘\"g"‘ DF and         0.01              0.55            0.56             0.45           0.006
       Final results              Pass             Pass             Pass            Pass             Pass


Notes: 1. Testing laboratory — California Environmental Engineering in Santa Ana, California
         2. Deterioration factors (DF) are either multiplicative or additive.
         3. Upward adjustment factors (UAF) are all additive.


                            Euro III ESC 13—Mode Steady—State Emission Test
                         2007 MY Detroit Diesel Series 60 14.0 liter Diesel Engine
                                      Engine Family 7DDXH14.9ELY

                                                   Euro III ESC Emissions (grams/bhp—hr)
                                NMHC               NOx          NMHC+NOx            CO                PM
ESC Emission Standards           0.14              1.16             1.3             15.5             0.01
ESC Test Results w/BHH
 Cell System Installed          0.014             0.997                            0.254            0.0076
                 .          (0.014x1.889)=    (0.997x1.011)=                   (0.254x1.200)=   (0.0076+0.001)=
  ESC results with DF           0.026             1.008                             0.30            0.009
ESC res“’bsA";'th DF and         0.03              1.01             1.04            0.30            0.009
      Final results              Pass             Pass             Pass             Pass             Pass

Notes: 1. Testing laboratory — California Environmental Engineering in Santa Ana, California
       2. Deterioration factors (DF) are either muiltiplicative or additive.
       3. Upward adjustment factors (UAF) are all additive.


All comparative exhaust emission test results for FTP transient cycle testing on the 1998
Cummins ISM—11 engine modified with the BHH Cell System device showed that the modified
engine met the exhaust emission standards. All exhaust emission test results for FTP transient
cycle testing and EURO III ESC emission testing, with the deterioration factors and upward
adjustment factors included, on the 2007 Detroit Diesel Series 60 engine modified with the BHH
Cell System device showed that the modified engine met the exhaust emission standards. |
Similar results are expected when Best Hydrogen Hybrid LLC‘s BHH Cell System device is used
on the 1984—2009 model year heavy—duty diesel engines stated in this application.



Document Created: 2010-11-05 14:00:50
Document Modified: 2010-11-05 14:00:50

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