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Cost-saving, cleaner technology for diesel
by Marietta Velasco Giron, Philippine Daily Inquirer

WITH THE PRICE of fuel increasing by the week, a new technology diesel introduced recently to the media may be welcome news to long-suffering consumers. The promised benefits-among them, better fuel economy and remarkable reduction in pollution-will be realized after using the premium diesel for six months.

Officials of Oxonica, the company involved in the patented technology, claimed that they had developed "a fuel process that can reduce fuel consumption by 10 percent and particulate pollution from diesel engine emissions by 14 percent."

The officials explained that their diesel, called Envirox, had already been tested on thousands of vehicles in Europe and Asia. As a result, they added, the transport giant Stagecoach in the United Kingdom was now using Envirox-treated fuels for its fleet of 7,000 buses.

Similar field trials would be conducted anytime now in Manila, the officials announced. Involved in the technology development, including the extensive test runs, are Oxonica, Asian Development Bank and the World Bank's Initiative for Asian Cities program.

In the Philippines, DMX Technology Corporation represents Envirox and the Premium Plus technology diesel.

Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer

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