Umpqua Energy, Inc.
Umpqua Energy, Inc. is an Oregon-based corporation dedicated to introducing clean technologies into the marketplace. Over the past eight years, Umpqua Energy founder Dan Wells has avidly engaged in the research and development of hydrogen-injection technologies. Mr. Wells has eagerly championed the adoption of these technologies for use in the daily operation of businesses that rely heavily upon combustion engines.
Umpqua Energy is managed by a team of experts in energy conservation, transportation technologies, patent law, economic development, manufacturing and production, and the commercialization of evolving technologies. This unique depth and breadth of experience positions Umpqua Energy to successfully introduce innovative products to the market focused on energy conservation, environmental enhancement, and the stimulation of economic growth.
The EVOPAC™: Evolutionizing Motion is company’s latest breakthrough product offering revolutionary advances in energy conservation, pollution control, and automotive power delivery. Umpqua Energy’s EVOPAC™ system unites two cutting-edge technologies to dramatically improve gas mileage, while reducing the dangerous emission of hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, particulate matter and nitrous oxide by 85 to 95 percent. Combining an advanced hydrogen-injection system with a DeNOx Catalyst, the EVOPAC™ dramatically increases a vehicle’s fuel economy while reducing its noxious emissions.
Pre-treatment: fuel economy and a cleaner burn
The EVOPAC™ system allows an internal combustion engine to burn fuel more completely, wasting less fuel in the form of harmful emissions. A plasma reformer gets installed into the engine compartment and converts fuel into hydrogen. The plasma reformer breaks apart gasoline or diesel fuel and extracts hydrogen from the fuel. The hydrogen, then, gets injected into the combustion chambers and ignites the fuel earlier in the engine’s process, causing more power in the downward stroke. The hydrogen causes the fuel to burn more completely, resulting in greater fuel efficiency, less emissions, and more power. Tests have demonstrated reductions in fuel usage in hydrogen-injection systems compared with conventional combustion engines. And the introduction of hydrogen into the engine virtually eliminates fuel emissions while greatly reducing the emissions of hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide.
After-treatment – for emissions control
There is one negative effect of many lean-burning hydrogen-injection systems: harmful nitrous oxide (NOx) emissions increase. This is where the second technological component of the EVOPAC™ comes in: Umpqua Energy’s DeNOx Catalyst is a newer technology that attaches to the tailpipe and has been proven to reduce NOx emissions by 85 percent. Combined with hydrogen injection, the complete EVOPAC™ system provides the most complete emission reduction system known in the marketplace.
Compliance with new regulations, and economic stimulation
In May 2009, the federal government mandated mileage increases and emission decreases for all new cars and trucks sold in the United States. The State of California and major automakers showed their support and the market is now poised for breakthrough technologies to increase fuel savings and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. EVOPAC™ is the most complete emission reduction system available for internal combustion engines, and is uniquely poised as the only system that can already exceed both of these new demands.
The introduction of the EVOPAC™ into production vehicles nationwide would immediately reduce our nation’s reliance on foreign oil while shrinking fuel budgets and dramatically cleaning up our air, and we can only imagine the economic stimulus enabled by radically diminishing the cost of fuel usage nationwide.