As equity owner of Viscon International, Levon Termendzhyan guides a California company that promotes clean air through a fuel additive designed to boost diesel vehicle efficiency and decrease particulate matter emissions. The additive produced by Levon Termendzhyan’s company was featured in a 2016 Truck News article about an event in Quebec hosted by Transport Canada’s Motor Vehicle Test and Research Center’s PIT Group.
Over the past decade, the high-speed track at the Motor Vehicle Test and Research Center (MVTRC) has been an epicenter of Canadian testing of fuel savings technologies. One of the vendors prominently featured at the 2016 event was Green Industry Innovations Group, an Ontario-headquartered company that has created the X1-R Lean Fuel Burn with the Viscon additive.
The benefits of Viscon as a fuel additive are already established. It has been approved for use toward emissions reduction goals by both the US Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board. Through the groundbreaking Texas Low Emission Diesel initiative, refineries in the state have treated billions of gallons of diesel with the additive, and Viscon has been tested in both test track and urban driving conditions through the Société des Alcools du Québec. This has increased the impetus for mandated use of the additive in jurisdictions across North America.