Traditionally, biofuels produced from vegetable oils are made by an esterification process. The products are called fatty acid methyl esters, FAME or biodiesel. Esterification leaves many impurities resulting in filter and fuel injection issues. Impurities in the fuel, the fact that it attracts water and has a high O2 content (10-12%) means it has very low storage life. It’s high distillation point and this plus impurities also results in more oil changes. Biodiesel produces 47% more NOX than HVO; 12% more than Red Diesel particularly at higher loads.
GREEN D + IS NOT A BIODIESEL IT IS AN HVO – RENEWABLE DIESEL
Common acronyms are used for specific bio oil sources:
Soybean Methyl Ester (SME)
Rapeseed Methyl Ester (RME)
Palm Oil Methyl Ester (PME)
Vegetable Oil Methyl Ester (VOME)
Canola Methyl Ester (CME)
Used Cooking Oil (UCOME)
WHAT IS RENEWABLE DIESEL?
Renewable diesel is a low carbon biofuel produced 100% from renewable raw materials. The base HVO renewable diesel is produced from a variety of waste & residue materials (i.e. used cooking oil and waste fats from the food processing industry) as well as plant oils (i.e. soya oil, rapeseed oil etc) though a process of hydrogenation.
THE CERIUM OXIDE ADDITIVE THAT MAKES GREEN D+ UNIQUE
The additive in our fuel is Envirox™, a fuel borne catalyst based on nanotechnology produced by UK based company Energenics. It is scientifically and commercially proven to save fuel costs, by reducing fuel consumption, with a corresponding reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (CO2) and other harmful exhaust emissions.
Green D+ is an alternative fuel for use in diesel engines, which has been independently proven to lower local emissions (e.g. particulate matter, NOx, hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide). It delivers up to 90% Green House Gas savings and reduces NOx by 27-36% and particulates by up to 89% compared to red diesel.
It can be used in existing heavy-duty diesel vehicles without modifications, allowing for easy switchover from diesel fuel with no infrastructure investment required.
Green D+ has broadly similar physical characteristics to crude diesel derived from crude oil, but it has a much higher cetane number, a higher mass calorific value, minute levels of sulphur and aromatics, and a lower density.