Up to 20 percent more efficient diesel fuel? This is confirmed by tests from Canada and Germany
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The new, extremely efficient fuel, created by the Canadian startup, has so far been tested by two companies. Their trucks drove over 50,000 miles, or over 81,000 km in total as part of the tests, reports the producer of a new diesel. The conclusions are that fuel efficiency, compared to traditional diesel, increased from 20 to even 27 percent.
Startup Enezol Energy Diesel which created the new fuel, argues that thanks to the modernized ratification process, not only the combustion properties improve, but also the amount of CO2 emitted to the atmosphere is reduced. It is also said that the use of new diesel may in the future lead to a reduction of fuel costs incurred by entrepreneurs, but for now, there are no specific estimates.
Enezol hopes that it will conquer the market and not only in Canada. The company wants an efficient diesel to be also distributed abroad. Over the next three years, it plans to achieve production at the level of 500 million gallons annually (or nearly 1.9 billion litres) – reports fleetowner.com. The company does not rule out, however, that it will be possible earlier.
Will there be enough French fries?
These are not the only reports on new fuels. Volkswagen is testing its own eco-diesel. As provided by the group, the R33 BlueDiesel allows a reduction of at least 20 percent in CO2 emissions compared to conventional diesel. The key to success is food fat, eg from fried French fries.
This fat is filtered, purified and processed into a paraffin mixture or biodiesel, which is then added to the basic fuel oil. This type of „biological content” accounts for up to 33 percent of R33 BlueDiesel composition, reports the concern.
Volkswagen has been testing organic diesel since January. This fuel is currently available, among others at Volkswagen petrol stations in Wolfsburg. The company assures, however, that this is just the beginning.
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