Recently, Green.Org had the chance to connect with Donald Owens, President and CEO of HNO International.
Tell us a little bit about you, your background, and your current role:
I am a leading expert in hydrogen-related engine and energy technologies. I have dedicated the last decade to creating a customized hydrogen solution that is broadly applicable for combustion engines and virtually everything that burns fuel, the LeefH2 Hydrogen Generator System, securing 19 patents. We have personally tested and verified our technology in laboratories approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Previously, I was CEO of Business Internet Systems (BIS). In the late 2000s, I launched a first-of-a-kind online platform that serviced the major business card printing needs of the US Congress, Branches of The Executive Office, and The Department of State. I also spearheaded early web and networked database optimization for massive clients such as the US Census Bureau. I began my career as a patent attorney for Western Electric and Bell Labs after attaining my law degree from Georgetown University. I received an engineering degree at General Motors Institute (now Kettering University).
What is a fun fact about you?
I think I am the first person on earth to recognize Black Carbon as the Enemy of the Planet because of its unique climate change impact, and I have accidentally developed a RIGHT NOW solution that can be done about it.
Where do you see your industry going in ten years?
The Smart Hydrogen Technology that we have developed is the transition between how we produce energy today (fossil fuels) and the way we will produce energy in the future (hydrogen). Hydrogen is a clean virtually unlimited source of energy, but the technology for making it the major source of energy does not exist today. I see our technology and technology like ours as being the doorway to using hydrogen as a clean energy source and a clean energy future. Granted a doorway that is still very far off, but a viable doorway. Meanwhile, hydrogen can be used today in millions/billions of fossil fuel applications to reduce and eliminate black carbon.
The major thing that MUST happen in the next 10 years is implementing Smart Hydrogen Technology today to burn fuel better and reduce and eliminate Black Carbon. Black Carbon is, without a doubt, the enemy of planet earth and is the indisputable cause of climate change.
What can the average person do to get involved?
Right now, the key is KNOWLEDGE. Most people have never heard of Black Carbon and so consequently, they have no idea of its devastating effects on the climate and the Planet. The truth about Black Carbon must be spread throughout the entire globe. Once it is in the minds of all human beings of its effects, we collectively can organize and fight against it. This is a war that all of humanity must participate in if even in the small way of getting educated about it.
Once you learn yourself about it, You (and me) must tell everyone else about it.
It’s impossible to fight an enemy if you don’t know what it is. Once all of humanity know of at least on way to fight Black Carbon, multiple ways of fighting can be developed until the enemy is defeated.
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