Additives have been helping improve fuel efficiency – and thereby reducing emissions – for years. Optimised combustion results in a substantial reduction of pollutant emissions and considerable fuel saving.
ecomanda AG, which is based in Hünenberg, Switzerland, has developed X-Fuel Energizer, a hypersonic technology that significantly reduces emissions in addition to improving combustion on petroleum fuel engines and increasing flame temperatures. The additive technology acts physically on liquid fuel molecules to improve the combustion process. The patented technology consists of a liquid chemical solution, composed predominantly of propane-2-ol. The mixture is then ‘charged’ using a hypersonic frequency before being added to fuels.
The additive directly affects air-flow into the cylinders. Water vapour is completely broken down into hydrogen and oxygen. Both components recombine to water vapour upon ignition of the fuel-air mixture. Thus, a further energy source is created, which optimises combustion and ultimately leads to fuel-savings.
When diluted into a fuel at a ratio of 1:5000 – 1:10,000, X-Fuel Energizer has a range of effects that derive from the ‘charge’ left by the hypersonic treatment. Firstly, the ultrasonically charged molecules aggregate to, and partition, agglomerated fuel molecules into smaller particles. A reduction in fuel consumption is achieved by these mechanisms, as well as others, although research continues to ascertain which effects are dominant. Dosing units are available for fleet applications.
Additives provide the fastest and lowest-cost return on investment in green solutions available in the market today. They produce results in existing engines without having to make any physical modifications. It is estimated that X-Fuel Energizer could save industrial users of liquid fuels 5-8% on their fuel costs, paying back the cost of the additive over an extremely short period of time.
- Improved combustion significantly reduces carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides
- Improved combustion means less unburned hydrocarbons
- Reduced fuel consumption
- Reduced particle emissions in diesel exhaust.
Further positive effects have been proven in official laboratory tests and are especially noticeable in real-life driving situations:
- Better starting behaviour during the cold weather / warm-up phase.
- Engines run more smoothly.
- Engines have more power and greater dynamic range whilst accelerating
Application in vehicles
In engines X-Fuel Energizer leads to fewer unburned hydrocarbons, reduced particle emissions from diesel engines, better performance at start up and in cold weather, greater dynamic power and longer engine life-times.
This has been confirmed by the numerous independent organizations in the field of vehicle emissions, which showed fuels savings of 8-17%, a 8-17% reduction in CO2 emissions, a 43-73% fall in CO emissions, a 36-65% reduction in hydrocarbon emissions and a 10-20% decrease in NOx.
Safe to use
Tests have proven X-Fuel Energizer to be safe to use. After the addition of X-Fuel Energizer, commercial fuels continue to comply with EU standard regulations for diesel (EN 590), petrol (EN 228), heavy fuel oil (RMG 380 2012) and marine diesel (DMA 2012). Consequently, it meets the EU standard regulations and is not harmful to engines. On the contrary, X-Fuel Energizer reduces combustion residue, thus prolonging engine life. In addition, X-Fuel Energizer has no effect on the temperature or pressure inside the engine.