CARB approves Aquazole as alternative fuel
Nov 1, 2002 12:00 PM
TotalFinaElf has announced that Aquazole, a clean-burning diesel fuel, was formally verified as an alternative diesel in a letter issued by the California Air Resources Board (CARB).
The CARB verification letter validates that Aquazole is the only alternative diesel fuel (“water in fuel” emulsified blend) to reduce nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions by 16%. No other CARB-designated alternative diesel has reached the 15% NOx reduction benchmark.
Aquazole also lowers emissions of particulate matter by 60%.
TotalFinaElf's patented non-toxic additive package stabilizes diesel fuel and water in Aquazole. The resulting blend, a homogenized mix of roughly one part water to six parts diesel, can be transported and stored the same as conventional fuel.
Aquazole offers these advantages:
Requires no modifications to existing diesel engines, including those already equipped with oxidizing catalysts and/or particulate matter filters. It replaces regular diesel fuel.
Fuel providers or fuel operators wanting to make Aquazole will not need to replace refining and/or blending equipment.
Its lubrication and anti-corrosion properties can prolong engine life.
For more information, contact TotalFinaElf, Tour Michelet, 24 cours Michelet, 92069 Paris La Defense CEDEX, France.
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