LOUISVILLE, Ky. - HiTech Fuel has acquired the rights to the ACES II (fuel) and ACES III (engine oil) catalysts, which the company claims can save fuel by 10 per cent and reduce emissions by more than...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – HiTech Fuel has acquired the rights to the ACES II (fuel) and ACES III (engine oil) catalysts, which the company claims can save fuel by 10 per cent and reduce emissions by more than 60 per cent.
Although the technology hasn’t yet been subjected to a TMC or SAE-approved fuel test, the company says government-funded tests by Pennsylvania State University validate their claims. The company has also invested more than $750,000 to have the product tested at the Southwest Research Institute.
“We are doing our due diligence to debunk the snake oil myth,” said Christopher Decatur, vice-president and director with HiTech Fuel, at the Mid-America trucking Show in Louisville last month. He added an SAE-approved test is currently in the works. Decatur said the two catalysts should be used together to deliver optimum results. While he insists ACES II can provide fuel savings of 10 per cent, ACES III can further improve fuel mileage while providing extended oil change intervals of up to 100,000 miles. The product was developed to meet the needs of the U.S. Clean Air Act and has been used widely in military and aerospace operations, officials say.
Decatur stressed the ACES products are not an additive, although they tend to get lumped into that category. Catalysts actually change the molecular makeup of the fuel or oil by adding an oxygen activator, Decatur explained.As a result, ACES II is designed to help fuel burn more efficiently, decreasing the ‘blow-by’ which results in increased horsepower and better fuel economy as more fuel is used to power the engine and less is lost out the exhaust pipe. Likewise, the company says ACES III uses nanotechnology to reduce engine wear and improve oil performance. For more information, visit www.hitechfuel.com.
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