Real Science Guarantees Real Results

Today's fuel additive market has some products that don't work or only clean dirty engines. Some products on the market even damage engines. FPC is unique in the market for a number of reasons:

  1. Other fuel additives are just solvent-based products that clean dirty engines to improve efficiency. FPC also contains solvents that clean your engine, however FPC contains a catalytic compound (ferrous picrate) that has been proven to increase efficiency in any engine, even in a new, perfectly clean engine. Increasing engine efficiency on a new engine is something our competition just can't do.
  2. FPC is based on real science and has been tested 2,556 times. These results are available in the 210 reports that are in our test library. No other fuel additive has been tested as much or proven as effective as FPC.
  3. The active ingredient in FPC has been in use since World War II. FPC has been used for over 30 years and has been proven by independent laboratories not to damage engines in any way. Tens of billions of dollars worth of equipment have been treated with FPC.


The basic principles behind the benefits and catalytic effects of FPC are easy to understand. Today's engines leave some amount of fuel unburned on each piston stroke. FPC makes it easier for your engine to burn more of the fuel in the cylinder. Since more of the fuel is being burned, more power is being generated. Since less of the fuel is being wasted, you will have fewer emissions.


An engine converts fuel into energy by the following chemical processes:

CxHy + O2 → ( CO2 + H2O ) + ( CO + HC + C ) + ΔH

The ΔH is known in chemistry as enthalpy and represents the energy created from the thermodynamic process taking place inside an engine. The CxHy represents the fuel, for example gasoline is C8H18 and diesel is C12H26. The CO2, H2O, CO, HC, and C on the right side of the arrow represent products that are released in the engine exhaust.

There are no exothermic (i.e. energy producing) reactions that could yield more energy out of the CO2 or H2O, so we've grouped those components together in the equation above. However, there are exothermic reactions that can extract additional energy from the second group: the CO, HC, and C.

When FPC is introduced into the engine, it acts as a catalyst and lowers the activation energy needed to further break down the unburned products in the above reactions. Specifically, when FPC is used the following additional chemical processes take place in the engine:

CO + O2 → CO2 + ΔH

HC + O2 → CO2 + H2O + ΔH

C + O2 → CO2 + ΔH

The ΔH's in the three above equations are how FPC increases your engine's output. These ΔH's add to the ΔH produced by the engine's standard process to deliver more output energy from the engine. This extra energy can be used to either increase engine output power (if the amount of fuel input is kept constant) or reduce the engine's fuel intake (if the amount of output power is kept constant).

FPC is no snake oil. The underlying science is real and the findings are supported by thousands of tests.

Flame Propagation

Your engine only has a limited amount of time to burn all of the fuel in the combustion chamber before it is swept out to the exhaust. Without FPC, fuel is ignited from only one point in chamber. A red flame burns from the top down to the piston head. FPC contains compounds that act as a flame initiators. Because of this, the flame in your engine's combustion chamber isn't propagating only from top to bottom. It's also propagating from all of the FPC molecules in the fuel. More of the fuel in the chamber will be burned on each stroke and less will be wasted in the exhaust.
Untreated Fuel
FPC Treated Fuel

Pressure Measurements

Top Dead Center
Sensors inside laboratory engines have shown that FPC changes the pressure cycle inside the combustion chamber. Since the average pressure is greater inside the chamber, the piston will receive more force driving it down. Since the piston is being driven down faster, more output power will be delivered to the crankshaft resulting in efficiency improvements.

The important feature of this plot is that the area under the curve for FPC-treated fuel is larger than the area under the untreated curve.