M Power MFG
Cars are a significant source of air pollution, especially those running on fuel-inefficient old engines that cough out plumes of black smoke. They can’t be good for public health or the environment. Increased adoption of mixed-energy or electric cars in recent years offers light at the end of the tunnel. Now a tech company is taking another path – to reduce the environmental impact of cars running on petrol or diesel – and making good progress.
HKSTP partner company M Power MFG used its licensed Ultra Fine Bubble (UFB) technology and patented M-JET Engine Rejuvenation Device to clean the engines of different types of vehicles. This not only helps to reduce emissions but also improve engine performance.
The company’s director Wendy Man says that both the technology and product have obtained professional certifications in the US, mainland China and Hong Kong, demonstrating that they are delivering positive effects. The company hopes that, with the formidable support of HKSTP, the company can open up markets around the world and make a useful contribution to people, companies, governments and societies.
Bubbles can help enhance fuel burning efficiency
Wendy explains that UFB measures from 10 microns to hundreds of nanometres and there can be more than 100 million ultra-fine bubbles in every millilitre (ml) of fluid. M power has developed a specialised fluid that can release H2 and O2 gases. The standard version contains 100 million bubbles per ml, while the luxury version contains 800 million bubbles per ml. They can be injected into a car engine with the M-JET Engine Regeneration Device to enhance fuel efficiency.
The solution is said to be able to discharge carbon particles and thus reduce emissions and rejuvenate engine performance. It is suitable for use in petrol, diesel or LPG powered vehicles. Wendy emphasises that the device connects with the engine’s vent or the tube of the vent, so it won’t interfere with a vehicle’s circuit board, engine or brake systems, petrol tank or oil supply system. This means there is no unlawful modification involved.
UFB technology originating from Japan
M Power was founded by Roy K.K. Chan in 2012. The veteran ‘techie’ was closely linked to Japan’s technology circles. UFB and the M-JET Engine Regeneration Device were the results of his partnership with Japanese academics and experts who specialised in related research. He was licensed to commercialise the research results. After a few years of operation, M Power moved to Science Park in 2015 and set up its base to expand to mainland China and markets in Europe and the US.
The clientele for M-JET products is broad, including companies that operate big fleets of buses, delivery trucks, taxis, tour buses and cash dispatch vehicles, as well as government departments such as the Police, the Fire Services Department and the Hospital Authority. The products are adopted by individual customers too.
Widely endorsed by various test results
The company understands that the M-JET products need third-party professional testing and certified results to convince others of its effectiveness. Over the years, the products have been submitted for testing by reputable certification authorities, such as the Automotive Testing & Development Services Inc. in the US, the National Automobile Quality Supervision and Inspection Centre in Beijing, and Hong Kong’s Lab Test One, whose test results are recognised by the EU and the Hong Kong governments. The products were subjected to safety, performance and emissions tests and received an outstanding report card.
In line with the global trend of reducing emissions
Wendy says that the tests showed that the M-JET Engine Regeneration Device can reduce CO, SOx, NOx and PM emissions by 50-90%, and fuel performance can be improved by 20%. She emphasises that long-term roadside testing in China, Hong Kong and Japan shows that the product can help save fuel by up to 12-20% even when driving on busy roads in cities, with even better results when driving on highways, which compares favourably to similar products in the market without fuel saving properties.
After trying the product on its car fleet, Kai Bo Food Supermarket found that its trucks needed a refill once every four days, instead of every three days in the past. M Power estimates that a logistic firm with a car fleet of 50 vehicles operating long-distance trips can save RMB3 million on fuel costs every year after using M-JET.
M Power is conducting research and development on the next generation of M-JET Engine Rejuvenation Devices at Science Park. Wendy says that the new generation product will be digitised, making it easier to adjust air pressure for different types of vehicles.
It will also be equipped with a smart notification function to alert users when the rejuvenation liquid needs to be refilled. The company is also planning to develop an in-car emissions monitoring device to collect emission data from different types of vehicles and build a big data platform to promote sustainability of transportation.
As China, Europe and America are encouraging eco-friendly practices, with some governments setting hard targets for reducing emissions in accordance with international agreements, Wendy estimates that M-JET’s target market could be as big as billions of US dollars. The Science Park brand and the support facilities offered by HKSTP will help M Power capitalise on this monumental opportunity.