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The Benefits of using Synthetic fuels to power your company

When it comes to greenhouse gas emissions, big industries are generally one of the biggest contributors to the problem. Unfortunately, cutting back on your fuel usage and carbon-footprint is likely to have one very undesired affect: that is to say that it will slow down productivity and therefore put your company at risk. But environmental protection is an issue that can no longer be ignored, which is why many companies of all sizes are opting to make use of synthetic fuels which are quite a bit greener than their counterparts, and can generate noticeable savings at the same time.

So, to help you take advantage of these fuels, here is a little more about their impact, cost and effectiveness:

Gasoline
Transforming crude oil into gasoline is quite a hefty process, so much so that only 19 out of every 42 gallons of oil become gasoline. Without octane boosting additives such as aromatics and ethanol, gasoline emits 157.2 pounds of CO2 per unit of energy output (Btu), while high octane gasoline produces slightly less.

Diesel
Diesel is certainly more efficient than gasoline, often cheaper and goes through a significantly more rigorous refining process from oil. This means that only 12 gallons of diesel can be made from 42 gallons which is a factor to consider when thinking about your carbon footprint. Diesel might be better for CO2 emissions, but it produces a lot of NOx which is a leading cause of smog.

Natural Gas
The main component of natural gas (or compressed natural gas) is methane which is a fairly cleanly burning molecule. Before it can be used in vehicles it needs to be compressed and is best suited to heavy-duty vehicles as liquid natural gas (LNG), while commercial vehicles are better suited to compressed natural gas (CNG). With only 117 pounds of CO2 per energy unit, it is an attractive (albeit expensive) fuel solution for the environment-friendly company.

Hydrogen Gas
In the face of sustainability issues, hydrogen gas takes advantage of the most abundant element on the planet. While fuel cells that work off of hydrogen still have a lot of development to get through before it becomes a feasible planetwide solution, it does offer literally zero carbon emissions in producing only water and heat. Vehicles with hydrogen fuel kits are generally far more expensive to buy and run than their standard counterparts. Fuel Additives Of course, not every energy-saving solution needs to come with a mess of expensive and complicated kits. Many companies find that synthetic fuel additives lower their costs and emissions amicably without having to invest in expensive equipment. For affordable but equally effective additive options, contact TPX Total Power for more information.

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