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Recent tests, undertaken by the German TÜV Nord organization and DEKRA, have shown a reduction in soot from diesel engines up to 95% is possible. The vehicle used for this test was a Land Rover Defender Td5 from 2007 with a Euro 3 standard from the factory. The vehicle does have some modifications to its exhaust system: the EGR and Oxy-Cat were removed for better ‘breathing’ from the engine, for example. In combination with Propelgol® this results in a more complete combustion of the diesel fuel and lower emissions because the fuel that is not used in the combustion cycle is a lot less than without the Propelgol® additive.
A similar test with petrol gave a result that reduces the carbon monoxide by 100%. In this case it was an MOT conducted in the Netherlands on a 2000 Volvo V40 with a two litre, 16 valve engine and 200.000 km on the clock. The vehicle was factory standard, with no modifications.
The test for JP-8 jet fuel for the US armed forces gave another result; water that normally separates from the fuel very quickly does not separate at all with Propelgol® added to the fuel. This means that water will not separate from fuel at all and stays dispersed in the fuel. Problems that occur with water and fuel such as bacterium growth will not occur, meaning that toxic acid and slime will not be formed and will not clog up filters, or corrode fuel lines and other parts in the fuel system.

New ways of thinking

Having said this, there is a lot to gain in conventional fossil fuels, just by looking at the combustion of the fuel and making the fuel more efficient. For this, the industry has to look at new possibilities and ways of thinking. The margins on fuel will decrease as we proceed with time and the cost of finding new fossil fuel will rise extremely.
The customer that uses Propelgol® will have a huge benefit not only by saving fuel but also by reducing downtime and maintenance cost.
It has specially been developed for petrol, diesel, kerosene, marine diesel and fuel oil. The benefits are found in all of these fuels, and the biofuel variants as well.
Especially in biofuels, the benefit for dispersing the water is a great advantage because biofuels contain eight times more water that is found in normal fossil fuels. Tests have shown that biodiesel produces 80% less soot, but 200 times more cell death than fossil fuel-based diesel. Propelgol® contains no biocides or pesticides.

A matter of life and death

Latest studies from the WHO show a death toll around the world of seven million people annually, of which more than half a million in Europe, caused by emissions. These are alarming figures and show us that we have to work on the emissions of our vehicles.
The technology used today is a filtering system that, in itself, creates a higher consumption of fuel. This means that the stock of fossil fuel is burned quicker and the price of our energy will increase. Alternative forms of energy are still in their infancy and have, in many places, created resistance from the residents near these facilities.
Until we resolve the energy conundrum facing us, we need to implement every possible option to reduce the amount of fossil fuels we are using on a daily basis. Propelgol® saves up to 40% of fuel consumed.

EN590 describes the physical properties that all automotive diesel fuel must meet if it is to be sold in the European Union, Croatia, Iceland, Norway and Switzerland.
EN 590 was introduced along with the European emission standards. With each of its revisions the EN 590 was adapted to lower the sulphur content of diesel fuel – since 2007 this has been called Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel as the former function of sulphur as a lubricant is absent (and needs to be replaced by additives).
The quality of European diesel fuel is specified by the EN 590 standard. These specifications are mandatory.

Automobile diesel EN 590 is intended for application in diesel engines. Diesel fuel quality meets the requirements of European Standard EN 590. For operation in the conditions of a temperate climate, following marks of fuel diesel automobile EN 590 are offered: Grade C – limiting filterability temperature -5 ° C; Grade D – limiting filterability temperature -10 ° C; Grade E – limiting filterability temperature – 15 ° C; Grade F – limiting filterability temperature -20 ° C. The entire volume of produced diesel fuel quality meets the requirements for fuels for vehicles of Euro 4, Euro 5 and Euro 6. Low sulfur content in diesel EN 590 reduces emissions of sulfur oxides into the atmosphere, which is especially important for inhabitants of big cities.

Ultra-Low-Sulfur Diesel (ULSD)

Ultra-low-sulfur diesel (ULSD) is diesel fuel with substantially lowered sulfur content. As of 2006, almost all of the petroleum-based diesel fuel available in Europe and North America is of a ULSD type. There is not a single standard set of specifications and as the government mandated standard becomes progressively more strict, so does the definition.
The move to lower sulfur content is expected to allow the application of newer emissions control technologies that should substantially lower emissions of particulate matter from diesel engines. This change first occurred in the European Union and is now taking place in North America. New emissions standards, as a result of the cleaner fuel, have been in effect for automobiles in the United States since model year 2007. ULSD has a lower energy content due to the heavy processing required to remove large amounts of sulfur from crude oil, leading to lower fuel economy. Using ULSD requires more costly crude oil.

European Union

In the European Union, the “Euro IV” standard has applied since 2005, which specifies a maximum of 50 ppm of sulfur in diesel fuel for most highway vehicles; ultra-low-sulfur diesel with a maximum of 10 ppm of sulfur must “be available” from 2005 and has been widely available as of 2008. The final target (to be confirmed by the European Commission) for 2009 will be the final reduction of sulfur to 10 ppm, which will be considered the entry into force of the Euro V fuel standard. In 2009, diesel fuel for most non-highway applications is also expected to conform to the Euro V standard for diesel fuel. Various exceptions exist for certain uses and applications, most of which are being phased out over a period of several years. In particular, the so-called EU accession countries (primarily in Eastern Europe), have been granted certain temporary exemptions to allow for transition. Certain EU countries may apply higher standards or require faster transition. For example, Germany’s “sulphur free” fuel (both gasoline and diesel) containing less than 10 ppm of sulphur from the beginning of January 2003 gave an average estimated sulphur content of 3-5 ppm in 2006. Similar measures have been enacted in most of the Nordic countries, Benelux, Ireland and the United Kingdom to encourage early adoption of the 50 ppm and 10 ppm fuel standards.