Light Commercial (Mitsubishi FK) - Fuel Efficiency Project

BACKGROUND

Biotechnix installed the Biotechnix Fuel System on this Mitsubishi truck on 28th May 2011.

The truck is powered by a 6 cylinder, 6.5 Litre, 160HP turbo diesel engine. It operates in urban and suburban areas around south-east Queensland in connection with the owner’s transport business. 

OBJECTIVES

  • To compare the improvement in diesel fuel consumption after installing the Biotechnix Fuel System with the 9 months prior to installing the Biotechnix Fuel System. 

RESULTS

 

  • After the Biotechnix Fuel System ‘bedded in’ (approx. 1 month) the fuel saving became evident. 
  • At the end of the project the overall fuel saving across the four months (16,094 kms) was 14%. This equates to 1,453 litres of fuel saved per year. 
  • Using a fuel cost of $1.45 per litre this translates into a projected saving of $2,107 per year or $4,216 over a 2 year period. 
  • Carbon emissions were reduced by 326kg per month or approximately 3.9 tonnes per year.