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Going Green: Fuel Saver

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Imagine increasing the fuel efficiency in your car by about 12%. Smart Air fuel Saver of Illinois CEO Larry Robertson says it's possible. With the invention of the smart emission reducer, drivers can expect more miles, with less stress on your wallet.

"The goal of the device is to reduce emissions," says Larry Robertson. "That was the original intent. As it turns out, there's an increase in fuel economy as a result of its use."

In April 2012, the device was put in Winnebago County, city of Rockford, District 205 vehicles, and Rockford Mass Transit vehicles. Here's how it works. The gases go through the unit, interact with metal inside, and break down the emissions, allowing them to combust better than normal exhaust fumes. By breaking down, the engine runs more efficiently, providing cleaner oil as well.

"Because a certain volume is in the combustion chamber at any time, fuel is saved when the exhaust gases are in the chamber," says Robertson. "So that's why there's fuel economy. And of course since we're using emissions, that's why emissions are lower."

Robertson says diesel cars see about a 28% increase in fuel economy. Gas units see about 10%. He's noticed the change first hand on his Jeep.

"I get about an extra day of driving in a week," he says. "So with my travels, I usually fill up on Fridays. I could fill up late Saturday, maybe early Sunday mornings, and I'm good to go for the rest of the week. So I'm receiving about an extra day."

This year, Smart Air Fuel Saver hopes to put the devices in agriculture machines and vehicles, to save farmers money as well.

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