SOURCE: Green Star Products, Inc.

Green Star Products, Inc.

January 29, 2010 12:35 ET

Green Star Decreases the Fuel Consumption on a Greek Maritime Cruise Vessel by Diesel Fuel Energizer (DFE) of Advanced Technology

ATHENS, GREECE and LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - January 29, 2010) - Today Green Star Products, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: GSPI) announced that it has received the final report on a fuel savings test conducted on a Greek cruise ship.

The tests were conducted using Green Star's Diesel Fuel Energizer (DFE) added to fuel tanks. Tests were performed on two Caterpillar Ship Engines Model 3412 (rated at 720 H.P. each) and also on two Caterpillar Generator Sets Model 3306 (rated 240 H.P. each). The test data indicates the shipping vessel reduced fuel consumption by an average of twelve percent (12%). The engines also showed decreased smoke emissions to a point where smoke was no longer visible. Also noted was a reduction of engine noise and increased power and performance. For further information on the TVT Product Line please see website http://www.GreenStarTVT.com.

Mr. Panos Doukakis, a well known international investor, arranged for the test and stated that based on these results he is now arranging for a much larger scope of tests on several more vessels. Mr. Doukakis further stated that the TVT product line could be a tremendous opportunity for the Shipping Industry to reduce their emissions, smoke and fuel consumption. By cutting down petroleum use, the Shipping Industry could also reduce its carbon footprint (its CO2 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions), which may qualify for international carbon credits that were approved at the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen attended by President Barack Obama. Mr. Doukakis concluded that this could represent billions in savings for the Maritime Industry. For further information on Green Star TVT products in Greece, please contact Mr. Panos Doukakis +30 69 39 24 42 24 or Mr. Laurent Balagué, PhD, 003 31 30 21 25 52 or email cosmostradings@yahoo.gr.

Mr. Joseph LaStella, President of Green Star Products, stated, "The success of the maritime test data represents a significant opportunity for our Company." Mr. LaStella further stated, "We cannot expect these results on all different types of engines used for all different industries. In the past, we have had significant positive test results on many types of engines. However, we must clearly identify the fact that numerous test variables in conjunction with engine designs, different testing protocols (also called procedures, programs, etc.) used throughout the world and other parameters (including weather conditions) can vary results from test to test.

"Just consider engine testing protocols: There are many different types of testing procedures and protocols used throughout the world. There are testing programs that evaluate the engines at set points (called modes) in a load testing cycle without accounting for acceleration periods encountered in normal engine operation. Tests may have 8-mode or as many as 13-mode evaluation points and even these tests have set points which can differ between test protocols used by the industry.

"There are also other test protocols, which are called chassis-dyno tests, where the entire vehicle (not only the engine) is tested by running on a dyno with the vehicle driven by a person reacting to a computer screen which introduces significant variables due to different driver capabilities.

"Furthermore, the engines themselves have changed throughout the years. Injection systems have changed dramatically, increasing pressures from as low as 200 psi to as high as 30,000 psi in new engines, which add another level of complexity to testing variables. And also new engines that are run by computer can now introduce computer errors to the operating system of engines and vehicles.

"Green Star's TVT fuel additive and engine oil additive tend to reduce friction and wear on the engine while increasing the burning efficiency in the combustion chamber. TVT products, by reducing friction and improving efficiency, reduce operating parameters such as turbo-charge temperature, exhaust temperatures and pressures. However, in certain tests, the computer system interpreted the change in these parameters and adjusted engine operating parameters inaccurately.

"In the past, under real field conditions, the majority of engines tested have responded very positively to the TVT products. However, in view of some of the pitfalls outlined above, we suggest that each company test their engines with Green Star's TVT products to see benefits under real field conditions.

"In conclusion, we are happy to announce that the Greek ship test was a complete success, and will go forward with further testing on larger vessels. Green Star is in the process of testing its entire product line in several countries around the world. The testing includes cutting oils for machine shops, drilling compounds for oil well drilling, and many other applications. We expect our lubrication division to significantly increase its sales during 2010."

About Green Star Products

Green Star Products, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: GSPI) is an environmentally friendly public company dedicated to creating innovative cost-effective products to improve the quality of life and clean up the environment. GSPI and its Consortium are involved in the production of green sustainable goods including renewable resources like algae biodiesel and clean-burning biofuels, cellulosic ethanol and other green products, as well as lubricants, additives and devices that reduce emissions and improve fuel economy in vehicles, machinery and power plants. For more information visit http://www.GreenStarUSA.com, or call 1-800-741-7648 and 1-800-340-9784, fax 619-789-4743, or email info@GreenStarUSA.com.

Forward-looking statements in the release are made pursuant to the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including without limitation, continued acceptance of the company's products, increased levels of competition, new products and technological changes, dependence on third-party suppliers, and other risks detailed from time to time in the company's periodic filings.

Contact Information

  • CONTACT:
    Joseph LaStella
    President
    Green Star Products, Inc.
    800-741-7648
    800-340-9784
    619-864-4010
    619-789-4743 (fax)
    info@GreenStarUSA.com
    or
    Panos Doukakis
    Cosmos Tradings (Hellas) L.T.D
    +30 69 39 24 42 24
    003 31 30 21 25 52
    cosmostradings@yahoo.gr