BOLOGNA, ITALY--(Marketwire -06/12/12)- Great Wall Builders (GWBU) (or "the Company"), operating as "Start Technologies Europe I.G." ("Start Technologies"), is the exclusive manufacture of a patent-pending fuel-conditioning technology that reduces fuel consumption and polluting emissions, while increasing vehicle mileage and engine horsepower.
The Company is pleased to report that it expects that commercial and government trucking fleets will increasingly turn to the Company's Start Fuel Efficiency and Emission Device (FEED) to overcome stiff government Low Emission Zones (LEZs) regulations.
European LEZs are areas where there are strict government controls regarding the emission standards that must be met before entering the region. Most LEZs are urban centers where the number of vehicles pose a threat to air quality of the citizens. Vehicles that exceed the low emission standards and generate air pollution are banned or are required to pay a fee to enter the LEZs.
Vehicle emissions are classified by the "Euro Standards". There are five different categories; ranging from Euro 1 to Euro 5, representing increasingly strict standards for emission quality.
Commercial trucks and buses - particularly vehicles with diesel engines - can significantly improve their ratings using the Start FEED unit, significantly increasing the number of LEZs in which they can operate. For fleet vehicles, the reduction in particulate emissions would seem to outweigh the important benefits of extended mileage and improved power that FEED devices have been proven to generate.
Start FEED Units and the European Market
The Company was recently recognized by DEKRA for the effectiveness of Start FEED unit in reducing emissions and improving a trucks "Euro-rating".
DEKRA concluded that fitting a vehicle with a Start FEED unit typically improves tailpipe emissions by 2 classes under the Euro standard ranking system, thus moving a Euro 3 rated vehicle up to the highest category, a Euro 5.
In 2011, the Company Start Fuel Efficiency and Emission Device was approved for sale in the European Union (EU), having passed the EU's technical and safety tests and receiving product certification. The Company currently has approval for the Start FEED unit in Italy, Germany, France and Switzerland and is currently awaiting approval in other EU countries.
The Company received their homologation certification under the EU's electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) Directives 95/54/CE and 72/245/CEE. The EU homologation certification of the Start FEED unit was granted based on tests conducted by Italy's ELASIS research center, which is the research arm of auto giant Fiat Group and an EU-approved homologation testing facility.
Commenting on the considerable European opportunity Mr. Daniele Brazzi, President and CEO said, "We are obviously very excited to finally bring the Start FEED unit to the commercial market in Europe. We are confident that our products will play an important role in helping the European commercial trucking sector. For a typical heavy truck, or a commercial tour bus, or a government's city bus alike, installing the Start Fuel Efficiency and Emission Device can save companies thousands of Euros compared to other solutions to reduce emissions. Not to mention monthly fuel savings and significantly increasing the effective lifespan of the vehicle. These are very strong and compelling sales benefits and we firmly believe that European demand will be very strong - which is evidenced by the number of interested parties seeking distribution rights in the European market."
About The Start Fuel Efficiency and Emissions Device (FEED)
The Start Fuel Efficiency and Emissions Device (FEED) is a patent-pending, fuel-conditioning technology that reduces fuel consumption and polluting emissions, while increasing engine horsepower.
Start's patent-pending technology discharges a high-voltage electric current at a specified frequency and wavelength into fuel at ambient temperatures prior to its entry into the engine. Using a patent-pending, this high-voltage electric current breaks long-chain hydrocarbon molecules into shorter, lighter more volatile molecules.
This process is known as "cracking" in the petroleum refinery industry, where it is used to convert feedstock oil into gasoline, diesel and other products, including butanes, propane, propylene, ethane and methane.
When conventional gas and diesel fuels are reconditioned by the Start FEED unit, they become more flammable and burn more completely in the combustion chamber.
DEKRA SE is one of the world's leading expert organisations. The company currently runs activities in more than 50 countries. Around 28,000 employees are committed to ensuring long-term safety, quality and environmental protection. The DEKRA Business Units "Automotive", "Industrial" and "Personnel" provide professional and innovative services in the fields of vehicle testing, expert appraisals, international claims management, consulting, industrial testing, product testing, certification, environmental protection, qualification as well as temporary work. In 2011 DEKRA generated sales totalling around 2 billion euros. For more information, please visit http://www.dekra.com/en/home.
About Great Wall Builders, Ltd.
Great Wall Builders, Ltd. (operating as "Start Technologies Europe I.G." or "Start Technologies") owns the exclusive manufacturing and distribution rights to the Start Fuel Efficiency and Emission Device (FEED), an aftermarket device for internal combustion engines that enhances performance by causing fuel to combust more efficiently and completely. The technology uses a high-voltage electric current to break long-chain hydrocarbon molecules into shorter, lighter more volatile molecules. The patent-pending device produces a number of important benefits, including; lower emissions; reduced fuel consumption; and improved engine performance. The technology can be applied to a variety of different types of engines, both diesel and gasoline powered, heavy equipment as well as consumer vehicles. For more information, visit www.StartTechnologiesCorp.com.
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