B3C Fuel Solutions, LLC, a Conway, S.C.-based manufacturer of environmentally friendly solutions for ethanol- and bio-fuel related problems, was recently awarded two patents for its Fuel Life technology, including patents for fuel-preservation technology (Patent no. 9,149,788) and fuel-drying technology (Patent no. 8,828,104).
The Fuel Life fuel-preservation technology is a proprietary nanopore reactive molecular sieve that removes (neutralizes) the compounds in fuel that cause fuel decay. Once removed, fuel’s ability to decay is drastically diminished, even when exposed to heat and sunlight. The Fuel Life fuel-drying technology removes moisture from ethanol-blended fuel in a fuel tank. It removes bound, emulsified and free water, eliminating corrosion and phase separation (when water reaches a saturation point, falling out of the fuel to the bottom of the tank where pickup tubes draw fuel). It is the only scientific process that removes water bound to ethanol. All fuel containing ethanol (e.g. fuel pump gas with up to 10-percent ethanol) already has water in it because all ethanol contains up to 1-percent water. Fuel decay and water are top contributors to contamination and operating issues in engines. Fuel Life is non-toxic, non-hazardous and non-liquid, and it does not release anything into fuel. The technology is third-party ASTM D525 (oxidation stability) and ASTM E 1064 (water presence) tested and simple to use.
“This new technology stops fuel-related engine problems before they start,” said Brian Boezi, CEO, B3C Fuel Solutions. “Millions of engines — boats, motorcycles, ATVs, outdoor power equipment and more — do not run, or run poorly, due to bad fuel, both gas and diesel. These problems are preventable with Fuel Life.”
Fuel Life offers an opportunity for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to build Fuel Life into new equipment or sealed gas cans (low-permeation fuel tanks) to stop potential issues with ethanol-blended fuels (fuel decay, gums, varnish, corrosion), resulting in completely stabilized and water-free fuel.
“Benefits may include reductions in fuel-related warranty issues and costs, increased customer satisfaction, and positive environmental impact,” added Boezi.
For more information, go to www.B3Cfuel.com.