In the continual search for more environmentally friendly fuels that don't compromise fuel economy, a test recently carried out by the Beijing Automobile Research Institute demonstrated that using a liquid fuel combustion catalyst resulted in reductions of 29.7% in carbon monoxide, 27.9% in total hydrocarbons, 28.2% in nitrogen oxides and 10.1% in carbon dioxide. At the same time fuel consumption decreased by 6.4%.
The tests were performed on a Clayton ECE-50 chassis dynamometer using a 2002 China FAW passenger car as the test vehicle. The tests used Green Plus, a product from Biofriendly Corp. Green Plus uses nanotechnology and is a liquid combustion catalyst that is added in very small quantities to fuel in order to create a more complete, cooler and linear burn. The product has undergone rigorous testing in the U.S. and Europe, and has over 75 million miles of on-road/on-ocean use.
"By adding Green Plus to the fuel, we are striving to attain emissions levels that are similar to the 'ultra clean' fuels found in areas such as California and Scandinavia. Green Plus provides more complete combustion, which lowers emissions, increases power and improves fuel economy. More complete combustion also helps improve the performance and extend the life of other systems, such as catalytic converters on automobiles and exhaust gas re-circulation and particulate traps on trucks to achieve the lower emissions governments are seeking," said Robert Carroll, CEO of Biofriendly, based in Covina, Calif.
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