Fuel Catalyst Solution Supplier


Fuel Borne Catalyst (FBC)

Your Solution to Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) Problems


Better Diesel FBC is bottled and packaged for resale by Better Diesel FBC, Inc.  Product packages are delivered by FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery.  Prices do not include flat rate fee for HazMat shipping and handling.

Order in Bulk Quantities: Better Diesel FBC is available in 55-gallon drums and 275-gallon IBC “totes” and ship via LTL freight at the lowest competitive rate.  Please give us a call to place an order.

Better Diesel FBC fuel additive products are registered with the US EPA for approved use in road fuels. 

(EPA registration for use of additives in off-road diesel is not required).

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Retail Locations


California Environmental Solutions 1338 N. Melrose, #D, Vista, CA 92083

Phone: (858) 414-2166

DPF Filters 2832 N. Golden State Blvd, Madera, CA 93637

Phone: (559) 903-3612

Emissions Services Unlimited 11633 Martens River Circle, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Phone: (714) 742-1270


Lex Joon Racing 1652 E. Northfield Drive, #1300, Brownsburg, IN 46112

(near I-74) call to schedule an appointment.

Phone: (317) 500-1012


Newell Truck Plaza 200 Manchester Ave,
Newton, KS 67114

Phone: (316) 283-4450


JKG Fuel Solutions 255 Kellogg Blvd. E, Saint Paul, MN 55101 (near I-94 / I-35 Interchange)

Phone: (612) 209-3079


Pittsburgh Power 3600 South Noah Drive, Saxonburg, PA 16056-9745

Phone: (724) 360-4080


Peterbilt of Wyoming-Cheyenne 4221 S. Industrial Service Road, Cheyenne, WY 82007 (located on 1-80, exit 364, east of I-80 / I-25 Interchange)

Phone: (307) 635-9388


Q: How much Better Diesel FBC do I add to diesel fuel?
A: Add 1 ounce of Better Diesel FBC for every 25 gallons of diesel.

Q: Better Diesel FBC is on the EPA list of registered fuel additives under CFR Part 79. What does this mean?
A: This means that Better Diesel FBC meets or exceeds EPA criteria for demonstrating no harm to either engines or the environment and is approved for use in all US road diesel.

Q: Is Better Diesel FBC approved by CARB for use in California road fuels?
A: Yes.

Q: Will Better Diesel FBC work for my pre-emissions heavy duty diesel engines?
A: Yes, Better Diesel FBC works the same way in all diesel engines with or without after-exhaust treatment systems to improve combustion efficiency on average by approximately 10%, ranging from 6 – 14%, as measured under controlled engine test conditions. Individual results will vary depending on the engine and “real-world” driving conditions.

Q: What is my cost for Better Diesel FBC?
A: At the suggested treat ratio, one gallon of Better Diesel FBC will treat 3200 gallons of fuel at a cost of around $.07/gallon of fuel.  This translates to approximately $0.01/mile of cost assuming a baseline for fuel consumption of 7 MPG. Our product has been verified to produce tangible benefits that translate to lower cost of ownership of heavy duty transport trucks.  The ROI (Return on Investment) can range anywhere from 300% to 800%, depending on the type of engine and mode of operation.  The maximum investment for a typical OTR truck owner will be 4 to 5 gallons of Better Diesel FBC at a cost of $1,000 – $1,200 per year.  Savings accrue through reduced fuel costs, reduced DEF consumption (if applicable), and less down-time especially from exhaust after-treatment system repairs (if applicable).  All diesel engines potentially will have extended longevity due to reduced engine wear caused by particulate matter (PM) and the accumulation of carbon deposits.

Q: I know that Better Diesel FBC will eliminate soot from my DPF but what about “ash”?
A: Yes, Better Diesel FBC reduces and/or eliminates soot deposits throughout the engine, the DPF and other exhaust system components. Soot is the primary culprit for DPF regeneration problems as well as premature engine wear and emissions system component failures in today’s modern diesel engines. However, unlike soot, ash cannot be burned off. Total ash from all sources (fuel contamination, engine oil additives, dirt and dust) makes up a minute fraction of the exhaust emissions. However, these trace metallic and/or mineral impurities slowly accumulate in the DPF over time.  We recommend that you adhere to the OEM recommended interval for routine cleaning of the DPF to remove ash.

Q: Can I use Better Diesel FBC to treat diesel for my pick-up truck, VW, BMW, or Mercedes diesel engines?
A: Yes, Better Diesel FBC works extremely well to improve engine performance and lower fuel consumption and emissions for diesel pickup trucks and passenger cars. The dose is 1 ounce per 25 gallons.

Q: Can I use Better Diesel FBC for my gasoline engine?
A: Yes, but please change the dose to 1 ounce per 30 gallons. It works especially well for classic cars.

Q: Do you have a distributor network in Canada?
A: Yes, please see our distributor website with Pittsburgh Power, https://pittsburghpower.com/pages/max-mileage for locations and contact information.

Q: How is Better Diesel FBC different from other fuel additives?
A: Better Diesel FBC acts as a cure to problems caused by the incomplete combustion of diesel and gasoline by increasing the burn rate of fuel where it matters most, in the power stroke of the piston.  The engine efficiency improvement is around 10% on average as measured under controlled conditions of steady state engine speed and torque using EPA certified test methods. The increase in engine efficiency is fairly easy for customers to observe for themselves even though individual results for improvement in fuel economy and other benefits of improved engine efficiency will vary under real world driving conditions.

Q: Does Better Diesel FBC have any effect on the lubricity of diesel?
A: No, our independent tests using ASTM D6079 demonstrate that Better Diesel FBC has no measurable effect on the lubricity of diesel fuel.

Q: Can I mix with other fuel additives?
A: Yes, it is safe to use Better Diesel FBC along with all other types of fuel additives. Please do not mix additives directly. Instead add each of them separately to the fuel tank.

Q: Will I see changes to my used engine oil sample?
A: Yes, you may see an increase in elemental iron. This is nothing to worry about as long as other wear metals stay consistent and low.

Q: Can Better Diesel FBC potentially cause problems in the high pressure fuel pump or fuel injectors?
A: No. The iron-containing catalyst molecule which serves as the active ingredient in Better Diesel FBC is fully soluble in diesel and gasoline.  There are no solid particles of any kind that could possibly cause problems with the high pressure fuel pump or fuel injectors.

Q: Will the appearance of my DPF change while using Better Diesel FBC?
A: Yes.  First of all, consistent use of Better Diesel FBC will burn off the oily black soot coating on the front face of the DPF so that the natural color of the DPF ceramic substrate will show through. For an in-service diesel engine this typically occurs within use of the first 1-gallon of Better Diesel FBC. With longer term use it is possible that a faint reddish-orange tint to the otherwise clean DPF filter inlet-side may develop. This is caused by the catalyst active ingredient which thermally degrades to trace quantities of iron-bearing “ash” that also gets trapped by the DPF and is generally not of any concern.

Q: How does Better Diesel FBC decrease my DEF usage?
A: Better Diesel FBC increases the thermal efficiency of all diesel engines which results in the lowering of the exhaust gas temperature (EGT) by a small but significant amount.  Since NOx production is thermally driven it is roughly proportional to EGT. The fuel catalyst treatment has been measured to reduce NOx output by about 15% on average, although individual results will vary. In newer engines, the SCR system may respond by injecting less DEF fluid into the SCR system.

Q: How long will it take for Better Diesel FBC to burn out carbon deposits and soot build-up in my engine and exhaust system?
A: The time it takes for Better Diesel FBC to burn off accumulated soot and carbon deposits for an in-service diesel engine is approximately 4 to 6 weeks. Keep in mind that the initial “clean out phase” may produce higher levels of smoke as the soot is being burned off at a lower temperature with the help of the fuel borne catalyst. In some cases, especially for very high mileage engines, DPF sensors may react to to this temporary condition and things may appear to get worse before they get better. This is normal and should pass without resulting in an engine “derate” situation.