It is all very well having clean fuels operating an engine, automotive or fixed.
In the main it is diesel and gasoline/petrol/benzine, that have been selected as the fuels where emissions are to be precisely managed. Why? Because they emit the most dangerous exhaust gases to mankind, the environment and the atmosphere.
Normal treatments are designed and manufactured to meet global emissions standards that are to some extent arbitrarily devised for engine manufacturers to design and comply with.
Euro numbered Standards are widely adopted globally. CARB & EPA in the USA. and other individual country acronyms are used to determine the level of exhaust emissions that will meet regulatory standards in these countries. The specific levels of allowed chemical composition vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, and not always enforced once enacted.
However, engines are not particularly efficient in burning all of the injected into the engine. This unburnt fuel (wasted energy) is exhausted into the atmosphere.
As alternative fuels such as natural gas are applied to automotive, marine, and fixed engine applications, a much larger polluting gas is prevalent, and not in evidence in gasoline and diesel.
METHANE – CH₄ or HYDROCARBON is difficult to treat and has not been treated with the same concentration of reduction to improved levels in the exhaust gas process as other fuels.
In conjunction with a close partner CLEVA will include within its alternative fuels’ portfolio the installation of a methane catalyst wherever there is CH₄ in the exhaust gases.
This technology is patented and has the benefit under certain conditions of reducing Methane – CH₄ by 98%, Oxides of Nitrogen – NOₓ by 85% and Carbon Dioxide – CO₂ by 30%.
This is just one example of the focus of CLEVA in the broad spectrum of managing cleaner emissions at all levels of the energy delivery cycle.