What is SAFuel
Properties of SAFuel
Today's diesel engines require a clean-burning,
stable fuel that performs well under a variety of operating
condititions. SAFuel is the only alternative fuel that can
be used directly in any existing, unmodified diesel engine.
Because it has similar properties to petroleum diesel engine,
SAFuel can be blended in any ratio with petroleum diesel
fuel. Many federal and state fleet vehicles in the USA are
already using biodiesel blends in their existing diesel
The low emissions of SAFuel make it an ideal
fuel for use in marine areas, national parks and forests,
and heavily polluted cities. SAFuel has many advantages
to a transport fuel.
Key Advantages of SAFuel:
1. SAFuel (biodiesel)
is the only alternative fuel in the US to complete EPA tier
I Health Effects Testing under section 211(b) of the Clean
Air Act, which provide the most thorough inventory of environmental
and human health effects attributes that current technology
2. SAFuel is
the only alternative fuel that runs in any conventional,
unmodified diesel engine. It can be stored anywhere that
petroleum diesel fuel is stored.
3. SAFuel can
be used alone or mixed in any ratio with petroleum diesel
fuel. The most common blend is a mix of 20% SAFuel with
80% petroleum diesel, or "B20."
4. SAFuel produces
approximately 80% less carbon dioxide emissions, and almost
100% less sulphur dioxide. Combustion of SAFuel alone provides
over a 90% reduction in total unburned hydrocarbons, and
a 75-90% reduction in aromatic hydrocarbons. SAFuel further
provides significant reductions in particulates and carbon
monoxide than petroleum diesel fuel. SAFuel provides a slight
increase or decrease in nitrogen oxides depending on engine
family and testing procedures. Based on Ames Mutagenicity
tests, SAFuel provides a 90% reduction in cancer risks.
5. SAFuel is
11% oxygen by weight and contains no sulphur. The use of
SAFuel can extend the life of diesel engines because it
is more lubricating than petroleum diesel fuel, while fuel
consumption, auto ignition, power output, and engine torque
are relatively unaffected by SAFuel.
6. SAFuel is
safe to handle and transport because it is as biogradable
as sugar, 10 times less toxic than table sale, and has a
high flashpoint of about 125°C compared to petroleum
diesel fuel, which has a flash point of 55°C.
is a proven fuel with over 30 million successful US road
miles, and over 20 years of use in Europe.
has been determined by the Congressional Budget Office,
and Department of Defense, US Department of Agriculture,
and others to be a low cost alternative fuel option for
fleets to meet requirements of the Energy Policy Act and
is subject to Alternative Fuels Tax Credits currently proposed