On May 14th 2015, EcoHybrid Fuel (EHF) successfully conducted its first sea trial on the Quickwater.  Professor Richard Kimball explains how EHF can be used as a drop-in fuel for diesel engines.

Are new emissions standards and increasing costs of diesel fuel a concern for your marine, rail or power generation company? 

SeaChange Group has developed

Eco-Hybrid Fuel,  our patented glycerol-diesel emulsion technology. This is a drop-in fuel that will provide lower operational costs and improvements to emissions (SOx, NOx, PM), without requiring any engine modifications. Glycerol as a fuel additive has benefits both economic and environmental. Working closely with Maine Maritime Academy, and funded by grants from the Department of Energy, National Science Foundation and the Maine Technology Institute, SeaChange Group is focused on the development and

Testing of EHF conducted at the Maine Maritime Academy. Left to Right: Professor Richard Kimball, Scott Eaton, Mitch Kuflik, Kira Pilot.

Testing of EHF conducted at the Maine Maritime Academy. Left to Right: Professor Richard Kimball, Scott Eaton, Mitch Kuflik, Kira Pilot.

commercialization of low-cost diesel fuels with lower emissions for marine, rail, and industrial power applications. Currently, a pilot processor is under the final stages of construction, which will provide sufficient quantities of fuel for testing in work vessels in 2015.  Sales to early adopters are planned for early 2016.

Update 6/18/2015

The SeaChange Group has been selected as a 2015 Energy Security Prize semifinalists.  The 2015 Energy Security Prize is designed to support the critical efforts of companies whose ingenuity, leadership, and perseverance are poised to advance American energy security by helping to end the United States’ dependence on oil. Learn more about the prize and semifinalists. http://secureenergy.org/prize

This year’s Energy Security Prize winners will take home a grand total of $175,000, with the first place winner receiving $125,000 to foster their innovative and critical efforts towards reducing America’s dependence on oil.

Geoff Lamdin’s pitch for SeaChange’s EcoHybrid fuel can be viewed below or found here.

Voting for the SAFE Energy prize starts on July 8th.

Partners CNBC and Clemson University will join SAFE to announce the winners of the 2015 Energy Security Prize on July 31 in Charleston. This year’s first-place winner will receive $125,000 for demonstrating the greatest potential to transform the way the world moves goods and people.

This is an excellent opportunity for SCG when the voting opens July 8th please give us your support.