The product has technology capable of reducing pollutant emissions by up to 50% and increasing fuel efficiency by up to 10%
DuraMais, Brazil’s first eco-approved gasoline, was officially launched this past April in Manaus (AM). The event was divided into two stages, the press conference on Saturday (13) and the festival Our Energy Moves the Amazon (Nema), on Sunday (14). Offered by Grupo Dislub Ecuador, at gas stations in the North and Northeast, the product has technology capable of reducing pollutant emissions by up to 50% and increasing fuel efficiency by up to 10%. For these characteristics, it received certification from the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (Unitar/ONU).
The managing director of Grupo Dislub Ecuador, Humberto Carrilho, revealed that the fuel was tested on cars traveling from the capital of Amazonas to other cities in the Metropolitan Region of Manaus. “The cars used DuraMais gasoline and ordinary gasoline for comparative results,” he said during the press conference. “The cars that used eco-catalyzed gasoline had more efficiency, proving the efficiency of gasoline,” he says, stating that the launch is a milestone for the country’s fuel industry. “We were able to combine the sale of gasoline and ecology with the first Brazilian gasoline,” he celebrates.
The DuraMais gasoline has as additive a catalyst capable of reducing the pollutants emitted by fossil fuels by up to 50%. This is due to the presence of nanotechnology called GreenPlus, which reorganizes the fuel at the molecular level, optimizing the burning and accelerating the combustion, which becomes more efficient. The product was developed in California in the United States by the Australian Bill Carroll, who came to Manaus for the launch of gasoline.
Eco-subsidized gasoline is used for public transportation in Germany, has become public policy in Colombia and is available to the consumer at stations in the United States and Argentina, as well as in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. In Manaus, gasoline is already on sale, and will gradually reach stations in other states in the North and Northeast in 2019.
Developed in California in the United States by the US company Biofriendly Corporation, nanotechnology GreenPlus was awarded the UN eco-label in January last year because of the proven reduction in pollutant emissions. The creator of the technology, Bill Carroll, said he was very pleased with the launch of the fuel in the Amazon. “It’s a great happiness to be here! GreenPlus is the result of research and testing and is present in the fuels used in cars, trucks, and ships,” he added.
In addition, the Latin American product distributor, the Mexican company Horeb, has also received a UN certification for its contribution to Agenda 2030, which is a plan of action to eradicate poverty, protect the planet and ensure that people reach peace and prosperity through the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (ODS). “It’s no use going around the world spreading the defense of the environment if we do not do it in our company,” says the CEO of the company, Pedro Ceja.
“The importance of certification contributes to the fact that UN bodies are recognizing technologies with ODS through the zero waste label and eco-label for the product,” adds Ceja. According to him, Horeb is one of the least-waste-producing companies in the world and one of the first certified by the UN in Latin America for its contribution to the ODS number 7 (Clean and Affordable Energy), 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), 12 Responsible Consumption and Production), 13 (Combating Climate Change) and 17 (Partnerships in favor of ODS).
Vitor Salviati, the member of the Solutions Network for the Sustainable Development of the Amazon (SDSN Amazônia), says that the initiative to put the new gasoline in the market is a collaborative act. “Because we are in the world’s largest continuous forest, the less we can attack the environment, the better. Initiatives like this that involve private companies, universities, governments and others are certainly the best of the worlds.”