Silversands Ethanol produces
a range of Ethanol based heating products to replace the more traditional
methods such as wood, paraffin, gas and coal.
These products are both environmentally friendly as well as safer when
compared to their traditional counterparts
Some of the products in our current rage include, Safety Gel,
Household Bio-Geyser and Safety Stove
Silversands Ethanol recently diversified its operations to
include the manufacturing of ED95 Fuel for use in the motor
What is ED95?
ED95 designates a blend of 95%
ethanol and 5% ignition improver and is used in modified diesel engines where
high compression is used to ignite the fuel, as opposed to the operation of petrol
engines where spark plugs are used. This fuel was initially developed by Swedish
ethanol producer SEKAB.
Due to the high ignition
temperatures of pure ethanol, the addition of ignition improver is necessary
for successful diesel engine operation. The diesel engine that runs on ethanol also
has a higher compression ratio and an adapted fuel system. This fuel has been
used with success in many Swedish Scania buses since the 1980s and by 2009
there are over 600 buses running on ED95 in Sweden .
In Brazil , net carbon
emissions were reduced by up
to 90% when using
Ethanol derived from Sugar Cane.
Ethanol in conjunction with Scania and Metro Bus has successfully implemented
ED95 powered Euro 5 bus during the test phase for further
implementation by the City of Johannesburg