Fuel conditioner could 'remove the equivalent of over five million cars' from UK roads


Global attention has been set on Glasgow this week for the opening of the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow as countries and companies look to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. Early developments have already resulted in changes, including a plan to end and reverse deforestation by 2030 and cut methane emissions by 30 percent.

The UK Government has already made commitments including a plan to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

There is also the ban on sales of new petrol and diesel vehicles from 2030 onwards.

In a recent report, the International Energy Agency (IEA) stated that the world’s reliance on hydrocarbon liquid fuels will continue and is likely to account for 80 to 90 percent of transport consumption in 2030. 

The report, described as a “guidebook” for world leaders, repeatedly highlights the need for increased efficiencies and strengthening of fuel economy in internal combustion engines for immediate impact.

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The new standard of unleaded petrol is said to reduce CO2 by two percent, although fuel economy can be reduced by around one percent.

SulNOx Group argues that people need to accept that fossil fuels will be here to stay for some time and deal with what that means.

Dr Dan Clarke, Global Head of Science and Technology at SulNOx Group PLC, said: “A lot of talk around COP26 is about clean energy, which absolutely needs to be the ultimate goal, but we have to acknowledge that is, unfortunately, a long way off.

“What we offer is a solution to the world we live in today, where fossil fuels are still very much in demand.

“SulNOx Group PLC’s existing technologies, if similarly integrated throughout fuel stations for petrol and diesel, could potentially remove the equivalent of over five million cars from UK roads and reduce CO2 equivalent by 10million metric tons, clearly much more impactful.

“Given our products comply with current UK fuel standards, there are no technical barriers to prevent this being implemented.”

SulNOx say they have consistently seen fuel improvements of around eight to 10 percent in tests on cars, vans, buses and trucks.

The fuel conditioners are being used with Scottish bus company E&M Horsburgh’s 100-strong fleet.

According to Nawaz Haq, Executive Director of SulNOX Group, the trial has been a massive success.

He said: “After recording fuel usage data before and after using SulNOxEco™ Fuel Conditioners, coach company E&M Horsburgh saw a remarkable increase in fuel economy of nine percent.

“This consolidates other examples including a haulage firm showing eight percent savings across a fleet including 27 new Euro 6 trucks, operated over 12 months and covering 1.2 million miles, and so providing extensive data. 

“This shows that even with the most modern engine and exhaust technologies available, we can vastly increase efficiencies by improving the burn profile of fuels, enabling more complete combustion.”



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