Who is OXYOL?
What are O-ACES products?
Why are O-ACES products different from other additive and catalyst suppliers?
What are the core benefits of O-ACES catalysts?
How do O-ACES products work?
How are O-ACES products applied to fuel?
What proof is there that using O-ACES products will significantly reduce fuel consumption?
Are the benefits from O-ACES only short term?
What engines and applications have used O-ACES products?
Will using O-ACES products damage my engine?
Will using O-ACES product void my manufacturers engine warranty?
Can I test the products before purchasing?
What are the health and safety requirements of O-ACES?
How much does O-ACES cost?
Are O-ACES products available for the general public?
Does O-ACES 4 change the octane?
What does O-ACES 2 do to cetane?
Does O-ACES raise the temperature of the combustion process?
Does O-ACES lubricate the engine?
Do OXYOL supply catalysts for renewable fuels?

 


Who is OXYOL?
In late 2005, the founders established OXYOL and set out to create a cleaner energy solutions company.

Key to OXYOL's early focus was the identification of fossil fuel solutions that offered immediate commercial payback as opposed to the usual 'cost of compliance'. Their research took them to the U.S., where they identified the opportunity for the O-ACES product range which offered solutions for today and tomorrow and met the payback criteria.

Previously only available in the U.S. and latterly in China, OXYOL has brought the O-ACES range to Europe for the first time in late 2006 and it is now undergoing Proof of Benefit programmes across a range of industry applications. Click here to contact a member of the OXYOL team and find out how you can take part in a Proof of Benefits programme.

In addition, OXYOL has established a research partnership with the University of Bath led by the Mechanical Engineering Department (with the support from The Chemistry Department) in alternative fuel research as well as specific product development and evaluation projects.

OXYOL’s senior investor is Tudor Group (www.tudorfunds.com), a $15bn investment corporation.


What are O-ACES products?
O-ACES products are instantaneously self-mixing, multi-function, liquid additives that are added to your diesel, petrol or lubricating oil to solve a range of issues.


Why are O-ACES products different from other additive and catalyst suppliers?
OXYOL’s, O-ACES range of fuel and oil catalysts are different to other catalyst suppliers because they take a 360° view of fuel and oil management, rather than just focus on one issue. OXYOL offer a complete solution which simultaneously resolves the fuel behavioural challenges that occur in fuel storage and fuel transfer; whilst addressing mechanical wear issues that surround conventional oil usage.


What are the core benefits of O-ACES multi-function additives?
O-ACES multi-function fuel catalysts have 7 main functions:

  1. Eradicate fuel storage problems caused (in particular) by bacteria, fungus and water attraction
  2. Improves fuel flow via general detergents and deposit control
  3. Proprietary detergents clean the engine removing abrasive carbon deposits and insoluble gums, waxes and varnishes
  4. Creates a more complete combustion cycle, meaning more of the fuel is burnt
  5. Increases engine lubrication
  6. Reduces ‘blow-by’ to improve compression, reduce engine wear and increase engine oil life
  7. Reduce emissions


How do O-ACES products work?

  • Fuel storage: kill bacteria and fungus that damage your fuel
  • Clean your engine removing engine dirt which reduces engine efficiency
  • Ignition improvers, cetane enhancers and oxygen agitators combine to increase the air / fuel ratio and extend the combustion process by slowing down the burn rate of the mixture and increasing compression. In essence, this means a more complete burn of the fuel to deliver the same amount of work from a lower volume of fuel. This also reduces engine temperature.
  • The additive when burnt leaves behind a synthetic lubricant in the top cylinder area, countering the reduced lubricity in modern fuels driven by regulatory changes to eliminate sulphur (a natural lubricant), improve emissions and introduce renewable fuel sources into the blend mix.
  • By increasing lubricity and reducing engine temperature, counter the increased engine wear characteristics of emissions led mechanical design changes (to engines) required to meet EURO 4 and EURO 5 regulations.


How are O-ACES products applied to fuel?
Very easily as they are self mixing liquids. Our diesel products mixes 1:2000, our petrol product mixes at 1:800 and our engine oil additive mixes at 1:20.

Our diesel and petrol products can be added to your depot or site fuel tank, or directly to the vehicle like our engine oil additive O-ACES 3. Once added into the fuel tank they take between 30 seconds and 3 minutes to fully self mix, depending on the volume of fuel in the tank.


What proof is there that using O-ACES products will significantly reduce fuel consumption?
A great deal. In addition to the US Military’s continued use of the products for over ten years, the commercial success of ACES products in the US over the last 4 years since commercial release provides a solid base of ‘in-field’ evidence in a wide range of customer applications:

  • It has now treated in excess of 50bn litres of fuel
  • All categories of off-road equipment in the mining, quarrying, construction and landfill industries.
  • Large GenSet applications, particularly on-shore and off-shore drilling.
  • Commercial marine applications e.g. tugs and barges
  • Commercial on-road applications e.g. buses and road haulage.
  • Trials are currently under way on trains.
  • No attempt has been made to enter the car or small commercial vehicle markets.
  • Customer testimonial from ‘blue-chip’ companies and ‘direct call’ corroboration can be made available on request.

In addition to these customer testimonials we also have the findings from three extensive test programmes commissioned by the US Military and the US Department of Energy and conducted by premier, independent engine research and test facilities are found below.

Full details on these reports can be found in the Testimonials section of this website.


Are the benefits from O-ACES only short term?
No. While some of the benefits have immediate effects those benefits are ongoing. Furthermore over time through using O-ACES you will begin to realise the engine life and engine oil benefits through increased lubricity and reduced blow-by.


What engines and applications have used O-ACES products?
A very wide range of engines covering manufacturers such as Caterpillar, MAN B&W, Detroit Diesel (M. Benz), Cummins, Volvo, Komatsu and many more. Please contact us by clicking here to find out what references we have for the engines used in your fleet.


Will using O-ACES products damage my engine?
Absolutely not. O-ACES additives have treated billions of litres of fuel and treated thousands of engines. Our products have been used by the US military for 15 years and commercially have been available in the US since 2003 treating a wide range of engines used in off-road vehicles, haulage vehicles and generators used in various industries including marine. We have scientific proof that our products will not damage your engines in any way, infact they will improve engine performance by cleaning and lubricating the engine.


Will using O-ACES product void my manufacturers engine warranty?
No. Manufacturers must uphold the warranties on their products if registered additives are used in their fuel.


Can I test the products before purchasing?
Of course. We beleive it is essential to proove to you the benefits of our products, on your equipment, in your operating conditions. Please contact us by clicking here to arrange for us to visit you to understand your business and how we can run a proof of benefits to show you how O-ACES products can improve your bottom line.


What are the health and safety requirements of O-ACES?
O-ACES products are not petroleum based but do have health and saftey (inc storage) requirements in between paraffin and diesel. O-ACES products are flammable.. Full MSDA specfications are available in the links below:

O-ACES 2 MSDA

O-ACES 3 MSDA


How much does O-ACES cost?
The cost of O-ACES varies by segment. O-ACES is priced to clearly deliver customers a net savings in fuel cost due to increased fuel economy, as well as providing significant engine maintenance savings by improving engine lubrication. Please contact us by clicking here for additional pricing information.


Are O-ACES products available for the general public?
No. we only sell to businesses and for cost information and minimum order requirements please contact us by clicking here.


What does O-ACES 2 do to cetane level of diesel?
O-ACES 2 in diesel improves cetane creating an "apparent" cetane level increase of (typically) 2 points whilst improving starting ability in all conditions.

The ignition improvers and oxygen agitators in O-ACES 2 are engineered to react upon specifically designed conditions – in particular under certain temperatures and pressures (elevation of heat and compression).  Thus, until such specific combustion conditions are met, the catalysts are “dormant”. This is particularly important in understanding how to calculate the derived Cetane improvement as conducted by the SwRI using a CFR test engine.


Does O-ACES 4 change the octane level of petrol?
While the octane number of the fuel does not change, using O-ACE 4 in petrol has the same effect as changing the octane. O-ACES improves the combustion process reducing “knock” meaning the vehicle will also run smoother, just as if higher octane fuel were added.


Does O-ACES raise the temperature of the combustion process?
No. O-ACES actually lowers the temperature of the combustion process. This is done by lowering the temperature needed for the fuel to combust by enabling the oxygen in the air to more completely combine with each hydrocarbon molecule. This means that more energy is available for the expansion from the combustion process producing more work or power and thus less heat is created.


Does O-ACES lubricate the engine?
Yes. O-ACES 2 and O-ACES 4 lubricate the upper cylinder in diesel and petrol engines respectively. O-ACES 3 can be used in all engines and improves lubrication in the lower half of the engine.


Do OXYOL supply catalysts for renewable fuels?
Yes we do. On the back of our learnings with our fossil fuel catalyst products, OXYOL’s research and development programme for renewable fuels has taken the baseline benefits achieved in its fossil fuels catalysts and then focused on overcoming the incremental negative characteristics inherent within renewable fuels. These negative characteristics create commercial and combustion inefficiency when compared to the fossil fuels they seek to replace. These challenges include:

  • Significantly lower calorific value (27%+ lower) when used at ‘cut-in’ levels in excess of 10%.
  • Zero lubricity qualities.
  • Greater water and bacteria attraction.
  • Increased gelling propensity.
  • Increased corrosiveness.