The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is a risky place to test out a new technology, but that's exactly what Trillion did with its new fuel technology called HydroDiesel+. The company was the official fuel provider for the Boxeer Race Team and sponsored driver Grégoire Blachon in the 100th running of the hill climb that took place on June 26, 2022.
This radical fuel that infuses water into diesel fuel droplets at the nano level performed remarkably, powering Blachon's Radical race car up the hill in just 12:33:647 (min/sec). That earned Blachon and the Boxeer Race Team the fastest time at this year's race among all diesel-powered competitors – a full one and half minutes faster than its closest competitor.
We've written about HydroDiesel+ before. Trillion developed this water-in-diesel-fuel nanoemulsion technology that infuses a nanometer-sized water chemical solution inside diesel fuel droplets. The benefits range from lower costs to significant emissions reduction, increased engine output, higher fuel efficiency, and reduced health effects on humans and animals from air pollution. The process even displaces a certain amount of diesel, so the amount of fuel required falls by 20 percent but the total volume expands to 125 percent.
The fact HydroDiesel+ not only survived but thrived during its torture test at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb speaks to its potential as a new and better power source for diesel engines. The proof is in the performance: Blachon's Radical is powered by a 2.0-liter turbodiesel making an incredible 500 horsepower, or 250 horsepower per liter of displacement! For comparison's sake, a quad-turbo Bugatti Chiron makes just 187.5 hp per liter. In fact, the only car in the world we're aware of with a higher power-per-displacement metric is the gajillion-dollar Koenegsegg Jesko.
Gallery: Grégoire Blachon And His Race Car Powered By HydroDiesel+
Using HydroDiesel+ doesn't require any modifications for current diesel engines, either. And Trillion already has the tech to convert current diesel fuel to HydroDiesel+ at any point in the refinement and distribution pipeline.
Converting the world's diesel to HydroDiesel+ seems like a no-brainer, particularly if you like climbing hills. If you're interested, Trillion is crowdfunding its growth on StarEngine, where you can invest in the company’s right-now solution for meaningful climate change. In the meantime, the company is currently traversing the continental United States on a 7,500-mile roadtrip in a vehicle powered by HydroDiesel+. We'll have more on their adventure and the data they've collected from it soon.