“Be very careful where you store that thing,” said the Captain to the Chief Engineer pointing to the blue, plastic, two and half gallon jerry can, “and make sure you don’t spill any of it while your throwing it into the fuel tank. That stuff costs $550 a gallon.” he added.
“Five fifty a gallon! What does it do Skip? Turn the diesel fuel into liquid gold?” asked the Chief.
“Nope” said the Captain, “but I am hoping that adding that to our fuel will improve our consumption by at least 14%,” he smiled.
They were talking about, Go2 a patented nanotechnology-based diesel fuel additive that, when added to diesel fuel, reduces fuel consumption while dramatically reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions and environmental pollutants
Developed by PhD materials scientists formerly of Eastman Kodak Company, it promises to
- Reduce Fuel Consumption by between 8 and 14%
- Reduce Particulate Matter (Soot) by up to 40%
- Reduce Unburned Hydrocarbons (Exhaust Odour) by up to 70%
- Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions by between 20 and 40%
One US gallon treats 4,000 gallons of diesel fuel but fourteen (14) percent improvements in fuel economy have been observed by Captains who say using it saved the owner more than US$35,000 in fuel over a year while still maintaining the same itinerary as in years gone by.
Others claim a visible reduction in soot emissions from engine and generator exhaust systems. As every superyacht Captain knows soot reduction not only enhances a guest’s experience, but also greatly reduces the time deckhands spend scrubbing soot build-up off the deck, hull, and transom.
Cheap? No effective? Apparently so! At METS last year it won a DAME award for the Most Eco Friendly Product.
In Europe the product is marketed by Ecosuperyacht
In the Americas it is Cerion Energy, Inc