Aviation is one area where emissions controls are nonexistent, new technologies and advancements to address the aviation emissions dilemma is not yet anywhere near ready for full safe commercial roll out and use.
In the interim, we, Innovative Chemicals Limited (IRELAND) believe that we have a product that is a viable commercial / industrial solution that is proving very effective in every fuel consuming vehicle or engine by reducing fuel emissions to zero in most cases and if not zero, close to zero in other instances. Our product “OXYTANE” has been institutionally tried, tested and certified by Bureau Veritas USA and Intertek UK, These institutions certified Oxytane with the same standard certification issued for diesel fuel. Whilst we at ICL know that Oxytane works on all fuels, a certification has not been obtained for aviation fuels JP1 and /or JP2. ICL have been in dialogue with Lufthansa Technik International to discuss how we can obtain a jet fuel certification from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The following information and process is what would need to be done for presentation to the EASA for certification considerations.
PROCEDURES AND SEQUENCE OF EVENT’S FOR COMPREHENSIVE TESTING AND MONITORING TESTS ON JET FUEL BLENDED WITH “OXYTANE”.
The test would run over a period of 6 weeks in the following order and procedure to evaluate the safety and positive effects or not of Oxytane in jet fuel covering emissions, economy and engine performance parameters.
- Day one, a 10 hour test would be carried out on a jet engine on a bench in a hanger, the engine will run for the stated period under flight simulated load, engine speed and performance without any interruption or break in the engine cycle during this 10 hour period to progress to the next stage.
- Day 2, testing resumes with a real flight with a 4 engine jet for 4 to 6 hours a day for a further 5 weeks. 2 Engines will run on only jet fuel, what are called the safety control engines, the other 2 engines will run on fuel blended with Oxytane. The 2 test engines operating with Oxytane blended in the fuel must run for the stated 4 to 6 hours a day with no interruption or break in the engine cycle for the entire 5 week to progress to the next and final testing stage.
- After successfully reaching the final testing stage, the test aircraft will then operate with all 4 engines operating with jet fuel blended with Oxytane for 4 to 6 hours a day for 1 week.
- On completion of all physical testing successfully, Lufthansa Technik will then put together all the test results to include emissions reduction, increased economy, performance, cost savings and safety in a comprehensive report for presentation to the EASA, CAA FAA aviation authorities and stand to answer all the committee questions regarding test parameters and conclusions.
Lufthansa Technik estimate that testing and compiling a subsequent comprehensive report on findings and conclusion of all physical results within the parameters and procedures listed in clauses 1 through to 4 will cost an estimated $3.5 to $5 Million.
What we know at ICL is that Oxytane works and has the same effect on all fuels, aviation fuel is no exception. The aviation industry is seeking any means to reduce emissions with no viable solution to this dilemma as yet, Oxytane is a viable commercial solution that is available now, it works with no physical adjustments or retro fitting of any engine. Just add Oxytane to the fuel and fly.
Some companies are trying to save on their day to day operations to increase operating profits and some companies are greener and more interested in reducing their emissions, for our customers, the formula that goes into making Oxytane does both.