Clean Tech

Fuel Additive

According to Environment and Climate Change Canada, domestic emissions of CO2 are currently projected to stay above 650 Mt per year through to 2033. A large portion of those emissions comes from the transportation sector.

ZEN is developing a graphene-based fuel additive that can reduce GHG emissions from diesel and bio-diesel fuels by as much as 10% and it could have a similar impact on other refined petroleum products.

Graphene nanoparticles in fuel improves heat transfer and combustion by increasing the burning rate leading to increased power. The graphene fuel additive can be introduced to the fuel from the refinery to the fuel tank and is anticipated to be cost-effective in the reduction in GHG emissions.

The federal government has targeted a 45% reduction of emissions compared to 2005 levels. It is economically beneficial and environmentally responsible for oil and gas producers to develop fuel products that have increased fuel efficiency and produce less GHG emissions for the same amount of power.

Entire industries like marine, mining, rail and agriculture that require high torque and efficient diesel engines will not easily be replaced. Diesel remains one of the fundamental energy sources to generate power in Canada’s Arctic settlements and other remote localities. For real reductions in GHG’s in every industry, we believe improved performance to existing fuels will be an important solution to reduce emissions during the world’s green energy transition journey.

Once optimized, ZEN’s additive-enhanced products could start reducing GHG emissions in a fraction of the time and at a fraction of the cost it would take to institute a new carbon-capture program or install a network of superchargers or hydrogen fuelling stations.

ZEN has filed a provisional patent for this additive technology and is preparing to bring it through optimization to commercialization.