January 12 2016

UCR Test

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA RIVERSIDE’S CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY CONFIRMS DRAMATIC EMISSIONS REDUCTION IN A DIESEL ENGINE BURNING ULTRA LOW SULFUR DIESEL BLENDED WITH FUEL MATRIX

 

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Fuel Matrix reduces harmful NOx emissions by 59% average, CH4 (methane) emissions by 42% and THC (total hydrocarbon) emissions by 29% from diesel fuel burned in a heavy-duty, high-speed truck engine.

HENDERSON, NV: 15 January 2016 – The Fuel Matrix, LLC (“TFM”) today announced the results of a laboratory test conducted by the University of California Riverside’s Center For Environmental Research And Technology (“CE-CERT”), a leading U.S. environmental laboratory, on emissions reductions prompted by blending its Fuel Matrix product with standard ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) fuel.

Testing was conducted for a heavy-duty vehicle on CARB ULSD and two blends treated with Fuel Matrix additive as part of an evaluation of gaseous and particulate emissions. The test vehicle was fitted with a 2009 model year Cummins ISX engine and a diesel particulate filter (DPF). Emissions and fuel economy measurements were made over the Heavy Heavy-Duty Diesel Truck (HHDDT) Cruise High-Speed cycle using a heavy-duty chassis dynamometer.

The testing consisted of comparisons between the baseline CARB ULSD and the additized fuels. Emphasis was given on carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon monoxide (CO), total hydrocarbons (THC), oxides of nitrogen (NOx), and particulate matter (PM) emissions.

A selection of the results of this study are summarized below.

  • The use of Fuel Matrix additive resulted in important statistically significant NOx reductions compared to the baseline CARB ULSD over the HHDDT Cruise High-Speed cycle. The reductions in NOx emissions were on the order of 55.26% and 57.54%, respectively, for the Fuel Matrix 1 (0.9 mL Fuel Matrix per gallon of CARB ULSD) and Fuel Matrix 2 (0.80 mL Fuel Matrix per gallon of CARB ULSD) on a g/mile basis. The reductions in NOx emissions on a g/bhp-hr basis were on the order of 58.12% and 59.61%, respectively, for the Fuel Matrix 1 and Fuel Matrix 2 compared to CARB ULSD.
  • Overall, CO2 emissions showed reductions with the Fuel Matrix fuels compared to the baseline CARB ULSD, with some reductions being statistically significant.
  • CO emissions showed decreases with the use of Fuel Matrix fuels compared to CARB ULSD

The full report is available from The Fuel Matrix, LLC, upon request.

“We are extremely excited that the results we have seen on the road have been confirmed by such a prestigious research organization as UCR’s CE-CERT,” said The Fuel Matrix, LLC’s CEO Andrew Lowenstein.  “Verified emissions reductions are a clear sign that the mechanism of action by which Fuel Matrix improves combustion functions well in diesel engines.  We look forward to bringing better operation and a cleaner footprint to millions of these engines currently on the road.

About The Fuel Matrix, LLC

The Fuel Matrix, LLC develops and markets Fuel Matrix, a novel fuel treatment that increases fuel efficiency and reduces harmful emissions from a wide range of liquid fossil fuels.  Headquartered in Henderson, NV USA, TFM intends to improve the performance of fossil fuels worldwide while helping companies and governments meet tomorrow’s emissions standards today.  Learn more at www.thefuelmatrix.com.

About The University of California Riverside’s Center for Environmental Research and Technology:

CE-CERT’s Emissions and Fuels research team, consisting of national and international research leaders, applies advanced technologies and methods to the measurement of emissions from all types of engines, including cars and light-duty trucks, heavy-duty freight trucks and construction equipment, and the large engines that power marine vessels. CE-CERT has considerable experience with successfully completing complex projects that involve elements of laboratory testing, field work, activity measurements, and PEMS evaluations and implementations.

Contact:

Investor Relations:              Media Inquiries:

Andrew Lowenstein             Scott Robinson

CEO, The Fuel Matrix, LLC         VP Marketing, The Fuel Matrix, LLC
andrewl@thefuelmatrix.com        scottr@thefuelmatrix.com

+1-617-594-5727             +1-785-766-7150

 

Source: The Fuel Matrix, LLC

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