Originally Posted by Tim0477
It takes mechanical energy from the engine to spin the alternator which converts that energy into electrical energy to separate the hydrogen and oxygen (chemical energy). This hydrogen and oxygen is then fed into the engine in hopes of producing mechanical energy again. The way I see it is that if each energy conversion was 100% efficient, the best you could hope for is to break even. Of course 100% efficiency is impossible, so I don't see how this could improve anything. I say scam.
Tim may be exactly correct in his post above, but couldn't we say the same thing about turbo chargers? i.e. they won't add any benefit because the amount of energy to spin them is only equal to (not greater than) the energy you get out of them? Apparently not, because we all know they work.
Call me a dreamer, but all the "impossible" things we enjoy, like heavier than air flight have always been accomplished by those who refused to quit trying.
Perhaps there IS a better, cheaper way to break hydrogen free from water, but it won't be found by someone who thinks it's impossible.