Green Star “SuperCar” Achieves 99 MPG

Green Star Products, Inc. formerly BAT International, Inc., has just completed an independently verified test run of a high-mileage “SuperCar” that achieved 99 miles per gallon (99 MPG).

San Diego, California – August 21, 2002 [] The two-door 1994 Geo Metro completed a set of laps around the California Speedway August 19 traveling at a 45 mph constant speed to evaluate the effects of several products including a special Spiro Exhaust device, SuperBAT TVT Anti-Friction Metal Treatment lubricants and Green Star(TM) Bio-Fuel. The run provided an excellent opportunity to evaluate how various GSPI products now entering the market could work together to achieve an overall fuel efficiency goal. The Geo Metro had a standard diesel engine (3 cylinder Kabota), so that most fuel efficiency improvements were the result of the exhaust, lubricants and a high-efficiency biodiesel fuel. The run was certified by a set of independent consultants including a consultant in the petroleum industry and other independent parties. Measuring a difference in volume of the fuel after a 10-lap run on the 2-mile-long circuit verified the fuel economy. Speed was verified by timing every lap. The very high fuel efficiency goal was achieved using a very low-tech car and engine that was coupled with high-tech aftermarket products. The test was intended to provide data on how several products that improve fuel efficiency and/or lower pollution would work together to achieve a combined fuel efficiency result. The products included: Green Star Bio-Fuel: Biodiesel, a renewable & biodegradable alternative fuel produced by American Bio-Fuels, coupled with the additive “Viscon” to further improve fuel efficiency & lower emissions (typical fuel efficiency gains are from 10-20 percent). American Bio-Fuels, an affiliate company of GSPI, will be announcing plans for broad scale introduction of “Green Star” Biodiesel in several California Air Districts. SuperBAT TVT: SuperBAT’s TVT Anti-Friction Metal Treatment Lubricants were used in the engine, differential and manual transmission to reduce friction, improve fuel efficiency (typically by about 3 to 8 percent) and extend engine life. SuperBAT, a subsidiary of GSPI, will be announcing continuing market efforts in industrial and export markets and a new initiative to introduce TVT in the U.S. racing industry and retail markets. The TVT lubricant additive is an advanced biodegradable formula in competition with other non-biodegradable anti-friction additives seen in late-night TV infomercials. Spiro Exhaust System: Dolphin Automobile Co. (Dolphin ACI), an affiliate company of GSPI, has been developing advanced diesel exhaust retrofit devices to improve fuel efficiency of diesel engines (typically by about 4 to 10 percent). The technology improves “breathing” of the engine through changes in air circulation in the exhaust system. An additional set of runs are planned once the 1998 Geo Metro transmission is repaired to determine fuel efficiency with a more modern engine and the same Green Star biodiesel fuel, TVT lubricants and exhaust device. The runs will also be at a similar speed to duplicate the fuel efficiency test requirements for the Michelin Challenge Bibendum 2002 to determine the expected results in lap tests in Germany. A final decision about participation in the European event will be made following up on these performance tests in the next two weeks and after considering other scheduling issues.
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