the successful UK commercial evaluation of Envirox™
Fuel Borne Catalyst with Stagecoach Group Plc, Oxonica
is partnering with BASF, the world’s leading chemical
company and DMX Technology Corp., the Philippine marketer
of cutting edge technology to the petroleum industry,
to introduce Envirox™ to the Philippines.
will distribute this latest nanotechnology based fuel
catalyst, into premium branded fuel in the Philippines.
Makitalo, DMX’s chief executive, explained that the
new fuel contains BASF’s additive package Keropur™
DP 4540, incorporating Oxonica’s Envirox™ nanotechnology.
This can result in significant fuel savings of up
to 10 percent and a 14 percent reduction in emissions.
met DMX at the Asian Development Bank sponsored BAQ
(Better Air Quality) 2003 Congress. The Envirox™ technology
has recently undergone a successful 12-month commercial
evaluation by the multi-national Stagecoach Group
based in the UK.
bought into the Envirox™ technology in April 2004
by signing a collaboration agreement with Cerulean
International, Oxonica’s wholly owned subsidiary.
This relationship has resulted in BASF formulating
a new additive package, Keropur™ DP 4540, around Oxonica’s
Envirox™. This ultra-premium diesel performance additive
package technology will provide substantial cost savings
by reducing fuel consumption as a result of an improved
combustion process and increases in engine efficiency.
improved fuel economy and lower emissions are achieved
by using a patented catalyst technology based on specially
modified cerium oxide. Cerium oxide is a well-known
industrial catalyst that is also used in catalytic
converters. Keropur™ DP 4540 incorporating Envirox™
is added to the diesel fuel before it is distributed
to filling stations and the fuel is filled into the
vehicle in the normal fashion. The nano-structured
cerium oxide modifies the combustion profile so that
more output is delivered over each combustion cycle
for a given quantity of fuel.
engine modifications are required to use the product
and the dose rate of the diesel performance additive
package is low at some hundreds parts per million
(ppm), while the concentration of Envirox™ active
in the fuel is extremely low at just five ppm.
Anderson, Business Director of Cerulean International
are very excited by this opportunity to introduce
Envirox™ Fuel Borne Catalyst to the Philippines with
the help of such strong partners as BASF and DMX Technology
and look forward to extending the benefits of the
product, which has been demonstrated in the UK, to
the Philippine market.”
Limited is a leading European nanotechnology group,
with products already launched into the global market.
company was spun-out in 1999 from the University of
Oxford and is based in Oxford, England. Oxonica currently
employs 30 professional staff and is led by a strong
and commercially experienced management team.
mission is to develop commercial solutions from nanotechnology.
It owns a diverse portfolio of demand driven products
that offer substantial benefits to the target markets
of environmental, healthcare and materials.
Envirox™ Fuel Borne Catalyst – A nanocataylst optimising
fuel economy and reducing emissions
Optisol™ UV Absorber – A range of ultra-stable UVA
absorbers with enhanced free radical scavenging, with
immediate applications in sunscreens and other cosmetics
is also active in searching for the next generation
of products and is already engaged in developing transformational
detection technologies which will enable a new generation
of diagnostic products for the clinical diagnostic
and life science markets.
addition, the company is developing other UV absorber
technologies into polymer systems and coatings, based
on similar technologies to that used in Optisol™
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