A series of rigorous tests were carried out in South Africa by a global mining firm on equipment (vehicles and stationary equipment) in 2016.
Introducing Opti-Diesel into a number of their vehicles at the test mine between 4 February & 31 March 2016 found:
- Average 12.34% reduction in fuel consumption
- Average 75% reduction in carbon monoxide (CO)
- Average 99% reduction in Nitric Oxide (NO)
- Average 55% reduction in Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2)
- Average 91% reduction in the other Mono Nitrogen Oxides (NOX)
- Average 47% reduction in DPM (diesel particulate matter)
- Maintenance costs reduced due to fewer filter changes
These results have been reinforced by further testing in the UK at Collett & Son, a specialist transport logistics company based in Halifax in West Yorkshire, during 2017.
Here, the smoke tests used during MoT testing were carried out on DAF engines. In one test, on a Euro 6 engine, there was a 50 per cent reduction in particulates, while in another, on a Euro 5 engine, there was a 77 per cent reduction.
Trials are also currently taking place with ASDA at their distribution centre in Lutterworth to see the impact of adding Opti-Diesel.
90 of their lorries are using the additive in a six-month trial which will examine the impact on their fuel consumption and emissions.
While, a series of rigorous tests on a passenger vehicle by the world-renowned UK-based Emissions Analytics in early 2017 showed a car with a Euro 6 specification engine recorded an average reduction in unburnt hydrocarbons of 50 per cent. Under certain operating conditions, an improvement of fuel consumption of up to 13.3 per cent was achieved resulting in a reduction in CO2 emissions of 12.3 per cent.