FTC DIRECT: FTC fuel catalyst for petrol and diesel engines

Why the answer to poor fuel economy, numerous common engine problems and excess traffic pollution has been suppressed for the last 80-years

In 1942, American motor industry engineers discovered the little tin-alloy pellets, used in the fuel tanks of Hurricane fighter planes on the Russian front, caused a reaction in fuel that removed carbon deposits and kept engines permanently clean. They were worried. No engine deposits meant greatly reduced wear which would put a huge dent in profits from replacement parts, de-cokes, repairs and could even slow new car sales. But for the fuel additive companies, with dispenser cans on every petrol pump, the little pellets spelt complete disaster. So, they started a devious smear campaign ...

... and motoring’s biggest lie was born.

With help from their powerful cronies, a proxy war of disinformation engulfed the little pellets with derisive slurs, scaremongering and misleading press. The widely repeated, 'if they were that good the manufacturers would fit them' was one of several slogans circulated through motor trade and garage networks to fool motorists. As Joseph Goebbels said, 'have a lie repeated often enough and it becomes the truth'. Today, the fact the manufacturers don't fit the pellets, is still thought to be because they don't do anything. Yet, nothing could be further from the truth.

Needlessly dirty engines earn a fortune for the motor industry

The motor industry's long-term dishonesty resulted in drivers wasting vast amounts of their hard-earned cash on poor fuel economy, costly repairs, expensive parts and repeat-use chemical additives. Most of which they'd never have needed had the truth had been told. For 80-years, the survival of the additive companies has been almost entirely reliant on having the truth repeatedly suppressed. They didn't want motorists to know they could have permanently clean, efficient and reliable engines. And they still don't. Because without hidden engine deposits, they'd be out of business.

Along with motor industry disinformation, false claims have plagued the pellets for years. Sellers claimed they did everything from boosting octane to keeping fuel fresh and now claim they neutralise ethanol! All complete nonsense. Yet, to say these fallacious claims mean the pellets don’t work, is the same false equivalence as thrash-testing them in a clean engine. The truth remains. Fuel catalysts have always repeatedly demonstrated the ability to permanently prevent & remove carbon deposits from engines. Because that's what they do. Nothing else.

Removing little engine deposits makes a BIG difference

A money saver for motorists - a lifesaver for everyone else

It's the reaction fuel catalysts cause in petrol & diesel fuels which safely removes tough, baked-on carbon deposits and stops carbon forming in new or clean engines. Removing hidden engine deposits restores lost power, fuel economy and reduces raised emissions. As industry-standard before & after emissions test results and MOT certification repeatedly confirm. Preventing hidden deposits not only maintains engine performance and fuel economy it also helps prevent numerous common problems with expensive parts like fuel injectors, turbos, intake valves, throttle bodies, O2 sensors, CATs, DPFs and EGRs.

Hidden engine deposits are the reason for increasingly poor fuel economy, sluggish acceleration, losses in power, rough running and excess exhaust emissions. And why record numbers of relatively young vehicles are failing the MOT emissions test, due to the problems hidden carbon deposits cause in precisely engineered modern engines. Data from the DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) confirms 1,273,771 vehicles were taken off the road in 2019/20 due to MOT emissions failure. With 849,537 petrol engined vehicles and 420,537 diesel engined vehicles failing the MOT emissions test. 

Needlessly dirty engines create an invisible killer

The excess exhaust emissions produced by engines with avoidable carbon deposits contain a lethal cocktail of CO (carbon monoxide), HCs (unburned hydrocarbons), NOx (nitrogen oxide), PM1 & PM2.5 (particulate matter) and VOCs (volatile organic compounds). Especially harmful to the elderly, infants and those with pre-existing health issues. Excess traffic pollution causes severe sickness, shortened lifespan and premature death. It's no coincidence that heightened occurrences of childhood asthma & pneumonia, cancers, heart attacks and strokes are found in record numbers where this invisible killer lurks.

Extensive data from the World Health Organisation and European Environmental Authority confirms the staggering scale of the problem. Globally, 4,200,000 people die every year from toxic air pollution. With over 90% of urban residents living with levels of external air pollution that far exceed WHO safe guidelines. EEA findings show 400,000 lives are lost annually in Europe - with over 35,000 deaths in the UK - as a result of toxic air pollution. The excess emissions from millions of needlessly dirty engines not only cause misery, suffering and chronic illnesses - they kill.

Motoring's biggest lie is still helping suppress the truth

The discovery in 1942 that petrol & diesel combustion engines can be kept permanently clean should have revolutionised motoring. It should have prevented the life-limiting excess traffic pollution seen today in towns and cities worldwide. It should have saved motorists a fortune in poor fuel economy and costly repairs. And it should have kept the environment free from the excess pollutants pumped out by hundreds of millions of needlessly dirty engines. It didn't. Rather than share this amazing discovery with the world, the motor industry put profit before civic duty and intentionally suppressed the truth.

The millions of plastic bottles of chemical additives sold every year - for a problem that needn't exist - remain the biggest reason motorists are still intentionally misled about the pellets. Sales of repeat-use injector & carb cleaner for everything from cars, vans and lorries to tractors, mowers and motorbikes generate vast profits for the additive companies. With fuel catalysts, poor fuel economy, numerous common engine problems and excess traffic pollution would permanently disappear. But so would the profits from needlessly dirty engines. 

Fuel catalysts keep engines permanently clean - that's why the manufacturers don't fit them


“The science behind metallic catalysts is very well founded on the established science of surface chemistry. The combination of metals in the catalyst (FTC) is, therefore soundly based and allows these metal compositions to initiate and progress the chemical reactions involved. True catalysts take part in these reactions to form intermediary products but are found to be 100% retained at the end. This accounts for the unlimited life of the catalyst (FTC)”.

Dr. Victor Cunningham


The permanent one-time treatment

FTC is a solid phase heterogenous catalyst. Similar to the commercial catalysts used to initiate molecular changes during the production of bio diesel, fertiliser and plastics. Solid phase surface catalysts are incredibly hard and non-sacrificial which is what gives them a virtually unlimited lifespan. FTC pellets initiate a reaction in fuels but are not used up as part of this reaction. And because they don’t dissolve, break-down or wear away you only need to add them to your vehicle once.

Virtually identical catalyst pellets were first used in the fuel tanks of British Hurricane fighters, operating out of Murmansk on the Russian front during WW2. Low temperature waxing issues with the local aviation fuel prompted Russian scientists, supported by RAF ground crew, to develop the first fuel catalysts.

The forerunners of todays catalysts allowed the Hurricanes Merlin engines to operate effectively in extremely low temperatures with the locally available fuel. The WW2 campaign, code named ‘Operation Benedict’, is recorded in ‘Hurricanes over Murmansk’ by John Golly and in ‘Force Benedict’ by Eric Carter. Which details the early use of fuel catalysts and subsequent post-war development.

Hurricanes over Murmansk by John Golly ISBN 1840372982
Force Benedict (p129/131/256/7) by Eric Carter ISBN 1444785141


• FTC is safe to use with any engine whether old or new
• FTC doesn’t break down, wear out or ever need to be replaced
• FTC is simple and it works. Try it for yourself and see