Fuel additive company A-Grade has just received the green light to test its new fuel additive, which is designed to allow for a quicker and cleaner transition from diesel to petrol.
The company says it has the potential to significantly reduce emissions by 10 to 20 per cent over existing diesel fuel, while also reducing costs.
The new additive is manufactured by a Chinese company called C-Grade.
A-grade’s additive, called HgCl 2 , has already been approved by the Federal Government for use in diesel fuel.
It is also being tested on a range of fuel-cell vehicles and electric vehicles in Australia, and is being developed by a joint venture between C-grade and Australia’s largest auto supplier, Holden.
It uses hydrogen as the fuel.
A test vehicle from the company’s Holden plant was recently put through its paces on the Sunshine Coast.
Mr James told News.au the company will test the new fuel on a number of vehicles including electric cars, light trucks and electric buses.
The fuel additive was initially designed for use on the diesel fuel in diesel-powered vehicles, but was later adapted to use the gas in petrol-powered cars.
A fuel additive that can be used on a wider range of vehicles than petrol, Hg-Cl 2 was developed by China-based C-Group and was originally designed to be used in light-duty cars, but it is now being used on diesel vehicles.
The additive is made of carbon dioxide (CO2), which is a greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming.
It contains hydrogen and a nitrogen-based compound called hydride, which has a low boiling point.
Hydrogen and hydrides can be easily separated, and the reaction can be carried out in a matter of minutes.
A key benefit of the additive is that it can also be used to increase the efficiency of a fuel cell vehicle by up to 20 to 30 per cent.
A new technology called Hydrogen-Based Fuel Cells (HBFFCs) has been introduced by the company to provide fuel cells for electric cars.
The technology has been successfully used to convert hydrogen to liquid fuel and convert the liquid to electricity.
The car manufacturer, which sells the hydrogen to Toyota and other companies, has also invested in the fuel cell technology.
The hydrogen is then used to power the batteries of electric cars and light trucks.
Hydride is the most abundant element in the universe, and it can be synthesised by microbes, and can then be converted to other elements.
It can also convert to carbon dioxide and other gases such as nitrogen.
The C-group subsidiary has previously been involved in a range from hydrogen-powered engines to hydrogen-electricity systems.
Mr John told News