The Stazione Sperimentale per i Combustibili, a fuel combustion and analysis laboratory, reports directly to the Italian Ministry of Industry. Accredited by Accredia _ and financed by major fuel importing companies (gas, petrole, coal), the SSC has checked emissions and specific fuel consumption on a Diesel vehicle running with XBEE Enzyme Fuel Treatment.
The selected vehicle was a Fiat Marea 1.9 JTD SW, Euro 3 standard and equipped with a Common Rail. The laboratory applied NEDC driving cycle procedures (European directive 98/69/CE) and ECE 15 sampling (directive 91/441/CEE). The driving cycle was subdivided into two phases: an urban phase (UDC) and an extra-urban phase (EUDC).