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One key means of addressing the EU transport related air quality challenge is to optimize vehicle engine settings according to the fuel (diesel or gasoline) being used. Fuel composition and quality vary widely across the EU, due to base crude oil options as the input for refining, from summer to winter blends and with varying levels of bio-fuel content – even with the EN590 (diesel) fuel standard classification. Automakers however use a single set point for engine management, regardless of fuel composition. This results in poorer fuel use and higher CO2 and other pollutant emissions than could be achieved by matching actual fuel quality and vehicle engine settings.

SP3H is fully aware of this mismatch and has developed smart optical solutions, using Near-Infrared (NIR) technology, to identify the molecular structure of any liquid fuel. Near Infrared spectroscopy is very well adapted to detect the molecular structure of any organic compounds based on Carbon, Hydrogen and Oxygen atoms which cover 99.9% of the fuel composition.

SP3H key approach is to profile the fuel via a combination of hardware, software and advanced mathematics and provide the data allowing engine optimization to achieve fuel savings along with CO2 and other emissions reductions.


What does SP3H stand for?

SP3H is an acronym used to describe the spatial geometry (3D) of angles formed by the connections between the carbon atoms and hydrogen atoms of the molecules that make up fuel (d2SP3-type hybridization). At the same time, one can find in this acronym a Solution for Profiling Hydrocarbons.