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B3C awarded two patents for new FUEL LIFE technology

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

B3C Fuel Solutions, LLC, a manufacturer of environmentally friendly solutions for ethanol and biofuel related problems, was 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, or neutralises, the compounds in fuel that cause fuel decay. Once removed, the 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 pick-up 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% ethanol, already contains water because all ethanol contains up to 1%.

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 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,” said Boezi.

FUEL LIFE offers an opportunity for original equipment manufacturers to build FUEL LIFE into new equipment or sealed gas cans, low permeation fuel tanks, in order to stop potential issues with ethanol blended fuels such as fuel decay, gums, varnish, corrosion, resulting in completely stabilised and water free fuel.

“Benefits may include reductions in fuel related warranty issues and costs, increased customer satisfaction, and positive environmental impact”, said Boezi.

Adapted from press release by Francesca Brindle

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