Hydrogen (H2) energy solutions company HyTech Power has appointed former California Air Resources Board (CARB) Chairman to its Board of Directors.

John Dunlap III joins the US-based company’s board as it prepares to launch its first H2 product, an internal combustion assistance (ICA) technology, promising breakthrough diesel emission reductions while significantly increasing fuel efficiency and engine performance.

The announcement comes on the heels of HyTech Power’s appointment last month of Jerry Allyne as its President.

Currently, Dunlap owns and operates The Dunlap Group, focused on developing and implementing strategies for regulatory advocacy and compliance. At CARB, he was responsible for developing critical regulatory programmes to address complex air quality and public health challenges under Governor Pete Wilson.

“This company has an extremely bright future, with a patented technology that immediately meets regulatory demands for decreased diesel fuel emissions,” Dunlap enthused. “Not only is HyTech Power’s technology solution already achieving compelling beta test results in every category, but it is perfectly timed for customers to meet new fuel emission compliance regulations in 2018 and beyond. I look forward to working with HyTech Power’s board of directors and broader team to advance the commercialization of this important technology.”

Henry Dean, Executive Chairman of the board of HyTech Power, added, “We are very fortunate to have John on HyTech Power’s board of directors as we create the future of H2 power. With his extensive background and experience in environmental government regulation, John is ideally suited to position the company to capitalize on our next phase of growth.”

Dunlap joins HyTech Power’s other board members, Doug Jewett; Admiral William J. McDaniel, U.S. Navy (retired); William Zielke; Phillip Jennings (CEO); Evan Johnson (CTO); and Henry Dean, chairman of the board.