- William Rhodes is the
first inventor known to patent an electrolyzer that
produced the simple 'single-ducted' gas we now call
Brown's Gas. In the mid 1960's Mr. Rhodes formed a
company (Henes Corp.) with partners who took control of
the operation and cut him out. This was a bad mistake,
because they did not yet have Mr. Rhodes most efficient
- Henes Corp.
eventually failed, went through several hands and was
eventually acquired by Dennis McMurray. The company, now
named Arizona Hydrogen, is doing well in Phoenix Arizona
- Ten years after William
Rhodes patents, Yull Brown filed a patent on his design
of BG electrolyzer and spent the rest of his life trying
to make Brown's Gas a commercial success. He spent about
30 million dollars and nearly 30 years in this endeavor.
Due to his lifelong effort, we posthumously honor him by
continuing to call the gas 'Brown's Gas'.
- Several companies
were started, both in cooperation and in competition with
Yull Brown. Although most of them have since failed, some
are still struggling.
- Eagle-Research started
an independent research program on Brown's Gas in 1994.
We threw aside traditional electrolyzer technology; drew
upon our research in alternative energy and achieved a
superior electrolyzer design.
Eagle-Research independently duplicated William Rhodes
most efficient design, with enhancements. William Rhodes
has reviewed and confirmed the