Guest Contributor | Jul 29, 2020 | 0
Catalyst technology offers 6% diesel savings
RedZebra Energy is the licensee for the product’s distribution for the African continent.
RedZebra Energy is marketing, distributing and supporting sales in Africa, and is in turn fully supported by Rentar Environmental Solutions, Inc. of Florida, USA.
Errol Finkelstein, CEO of RedZebra Energy Limited, is a former GM with SA Breweries and therefore no newcomer to this region, “To substantiate our claims to South African customers we ran a number of local pilot studies, in both on-road and off-road applications, convincing our ‘originally sceptical’ local operators to ‘give it a go’.
With the assistance of both Lafarge and Western Logistix, as well as that of independent environmental consultants to monitor the outcome, the results speak for themselves.”
“What’s really great for our local introduction of the Rentar Fuel Catalyst (RFC) is that we are not only providing African operators a product which has been proven internationally, is now fully tested in trials in Cape Town, but we have serious operators like Lafarge, Western Logistix and others who are prepared to endorse our product.”
Executive Director of Western Logistix, Ferdi Krumm said: “We installed a Rentar Fuel Catalyst the Rentar HBEN 2012 onto our Freightliner Argosy with a Detroit 550 engine in February 2013.
Our vehicles run eight trips per month, with fairly constant liquid loads from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth.
Since April we have experienced a steady 6% reduction in diesel consumption, with commensurate cost reduction that would pay for the catalyst within about seven months.
This is an excellent result. We are very cognizant of the well-documented emission reduction effect too, and highly recommend the RFC to all diesel engine users.”
The saving in diesel translates to N$7,000 per month per truck fuel cost-saving. Annualized that is a total saving of N$84,000 per truck!
“The RFC has no moving parts, requires no maintenance, has no electrical hookups, is not an additive, is not a magnet, has a typical payback period of 6 to 12 months, carries a 10-year manufacturer’s product warranty, does not directly effect engine warranties and is generally easy to install.
Reassuringly, the product manufacturer also offers a 3-year warranty against consequential engine damage, a warranty which has never been claimed against, according to the manufacturer.” said Finkelstein.