Howard Phillips – King of HHO? Hydrogen On Demand

New Recipe for HHO technology could(?)  be an important breakthrough for Hydrogen (On Demand) production!

I think we’ve all seen promotions of Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube for “Cars that run on water”.

While Hydrogen Energy is serious business, most of the time, these ad’s refers to unconventional Hydrogen based energy technologies known as HHO, or, Hydrogen on Demand. (HOD)



The advocates of  these HHO technologies claims that you can increase the efficiency of your vehicles, and save money, by retrofitting your car. While the technologies on one side tend to have a bad reputation, it’s clearly a growing field of interest for many, with products all ready on the market.

I have always reasoned that if HHO really works, why is it always correlated to cars, when it clearly should have many different applications???

But this paradox might also be the explanation of it’s success. Millions of  people loves to read about cars, and spend time in their garages, tinkering and improving their engines.



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Howard Phillips – The inventor of CC-HOD



A few days ago, I had the possibility to perform an experiment with Alan Smith, a friend of mine.  He introduced me to CC-HOD - The Howard Phillips method. Instead of using electricity, which seems to be most common, we used low heat, to produce Hydrogen Gas  - A LOT of Hydrogen!

Having played around quite a bit with electrolysis, I was rather impressed with the results I saw.



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Setting fire to the Hydrogen Gas produced by warm tap water, aluminium, and catalytic carbon



Over all, it seems the HHO Community themselves seems to be fairly unaware of this new method, so my video has taken many people by surprise.
One person, after seeing the video, straight away announced that he would start researching it, but I’ve also gotten a fair bit of negative feedback, most of it having to do with Aluminium being expensive, and dirty.

Now CC-HOD might not be traditional HHO, and the basic experiment we performed might not seem very clean, as it involves using Aluminium, but I think that there could possible be derived some Industrial Applications from this recipe.  Hopefully, someone, somewhere, finds this useful, and a way to utilize this new recipe, for some commercial, or industrial application, that’s cleaner than the current.



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For those who wants to read more about CC-HOD, please visit:

[25-08-2015 Updated]

Howard Phillips has today made a press releases in relation to his technology:

Blueprint for development of Gas Generator for Car 



5 Responses to “Howard Phillips – King of HHO? Hydrogen On Demand”

  1. James Stewart says:

    I think you should not mention HHO in the same breath as CC-HOD. HOD is hydrogen on demand, at whatever rate is needed (by design). HOD makes hydrogen, not a mixture of hydrogen and oxygen (much much safer). The aluminum hydrous oxide by-product is easily dehydrated to aluminum oxide that has many industrial uses, or can be sent to aluminum production (pure ore).

    • HOD and HHO are not the same thing, you are correct.

      I never claimed HHO works, that it will let you produce cheaper or cleaner energy. I have never tested, how can I know?

      But both me and many friends have tested HOD and because THAT technology does work and is easy to test – I was trying to find a way for the much larger HHO community, which has many common traits, to steer into this webpage and watch the video.

      There are soo many people out there who loves to tinker with their cars, modifying them and improving on them. I do not know about the industrialist, but if you look at Facebook, there are large groups of HHO enthusiasts doing this kind of R&D in their homes, hobby projects that very easy grow into income generating companies.

      I was hoping to educate the HHO group on similar technology, and I was hoping for a few shares in their groups. That is the reason HOD and HHO are mentioned in one swop.

      I still think this is a good idea, HHO related videos can get a few hundreds of thousand views over the course of a few years on Youtube.

      The HOD technology, though, from what I have seen, is of such promise that it should as well be promoted towards large serious companies. I would love to help with this, as I did with space technology, but I simply do not have that time or money.

      A perfect company to start with could be one that uses a lot of energy and wants to lower those costs, that have access to large amounts of scrap metal and already have established a network for selling the by-product. (?)
      Companies with billion dollar turnover that might save a few hundred thousand or a million doing this.

      The HOD technology solves another problem for small-scale labs – you can produce Hydrogen on Demand without the permits and costs related to shipping and storing Hydrogen gas. Take a look at, they use the HOD technology for processing of Chemicals and also for regulating the pressure in experimental Cold Fusion reactors.

      Another road to commercialisation is to contact every small, moderate or large business that would benefit from this technology, explain the benefits and help them incorporate it, they’d be proud to utilize a new and clean method, they’d brag about it, thus creating more awareness.

      There is for example the NOS conference in Norway in July – someone should stand there with a table and cook some Hydrogen. It’s soo easy to make a table top demonstration.

      • James Stewart says:

        Pretty soon, I will begin the active testing phase of my LER-1 reactor, that incorporates aspects of HOD, but also produces a mixture of hydrogen, oxygen, and maybe, just maybe something else, I do not know what at this time. Flame tests will be made (carefully) to determine flame temperatures, heat rate produced, etc. Instrumentation will be set up in a simple flow calorimetry method, to deterimne power balance. LER-1 is different from the open CC-LENR reactors of our group, it is under pressure. Early tests will reveal changes to be made in metrology for this set up. The platform will be microcontroller/processor based, with data collection, and some control aspects (such as PWM of some of the impressed driving potentials).

        State of the art integrative radiation detector (CR-39 or similar) will be incorporated inside the reactor to attempt to capture trails of particles being emitted, if that takes place. A G-M tube will also be used outside the reactor, but there are some issues with the degree of likely attenuation of any radiation through the polycarbonate reactor walls. LER-1 is meant to be our first step using our technology above ambient pressure, and as such will not be allowed past 20 psig at any time, and that only if the temperature is below about 60 C. As temperatures increase nearer the glass point, obviously, the pressure has to be de-rated.

        There is actually a start-up company in Lubbock, a well known engineer friend of mine and a former Texas Tech Professor, leading as CEO and President. Their product uses fuel cell technology to produce large amounts of hydrogen, and combine that with nitrogen in special reactor to make ammonia, also in tonnage quantity. Ammonia burns well in ICE. One has to have the plumbing aspect down completely pat, however, as ammonia is most definitely its own leak detector.

  2. James Stuart is correct. It is NOT HHO is is H2 that is released. The oxygen is tied up as Al(HO)3.

  3. James Stewart says:

    This technology depends on the availability of “cheap” aluminum scrap in a finely divided form. That would presently limit the applications to fuel economy improvement by increasing the burn velocity (flame front keeps up with piston), regardless of the fuel type the engine is supposed to run on, and it seems to require fuel injection for the normal fuel, hydrogen inducted into the air intake. It might be possible to use hydrogen on non-injected engines, but the likelihood of back-fire becomes somewhat important.

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