An Emulsified Blend of Glycerol and Biodiesel

SeaChange’s Eco-Hybrid fuel (EHF) is composed of an emulsified blend of glycerol and petroleum based and biodiesel fuels. Bio-Eco-HybridTM fuel is composed of an emulsified blend of glycerol and biodiesel.  The feedstocks used to produce the biodiesel can include waste fryer oils, soybeans, algae, animal fats and any other organic feedstock capable of being converted into biodiesel.  The Eco-Hybrid fuels can also use any blend of biodiesel and a petroleum diesel (B2, B5, B20, B50, etc.).  Glycerol is a byproduct of biodiesel production.  Combining these fuels has tremendous economic and environmental benefits.

EHF emulsions consists of droplets of glycerol (micron/nano scale) suspended in a base fuel such as Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD), biodiesel, or a petroleum/biodiesel fuel blend.  A proprietary surfactant blend is used to stabilize the glycerol droplets.

Glycerol or Glycerine: has the formal chemical name of 1,2,3-propanetriol.

A sample of Eco-Hybrid Fuel, 35% glycerol by mass in ultra low sulfur diesel.
A sample of Eco-Hybrid Fuel, 35% glycerol by mass in ultra low sulfur diesel.
A sample of Bio-EcoHybrid Fuel. 35% glycerol, by mass, in B100 biodiesel.
A sample of Bio-EcoHybrid Fuel. 35% glycerol, by mass, in B100 biodiesel.

 

Why glycerol? 5 Benefits!

  1. Cost: Glycerol is a by-product of biodiesel production. As biodiesel production increases the supply of glycerol increases and therefore the cost of glycerol decreases.
  2. Composition: Glycerol is an oxygen containing molecule. Under proper combustion conditions, the addition of glycerol to a fuel is designed to reduce NOx, SOx, PM, and CO emissions.
  3. Lubricity: Glycerol is a lubricant with high viscosity. Both of these properties make it an ideal additive for use in diesel engines.
  4. Environmental Benefits: Glycerol isolated from biodiesel production therefore has a low carbon footprint(same as biodiesel). Glycerol is 100% renewable and likely to meet the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Glycerol is non-toxic.
  5. Sustainable: Glycerol production is tied to the domestic production of biodiesel. Therefore using glycerol as fuel reduces our dependence on foreign oil.

Scott J. Eaton of the SeaChange Group explains the advantages of EcoHybrid fuels (EHF) over the current high sulfur fuels used by marine diesel engines. EHF are diesel fuels that contain glycerol (glycerine) emulsified with a base fuels such as Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel.

Professor Richard Kimball of the Maine Maritime Academy talks about EcoHybrid Fuel (EHF) a glycerol-diesel emulsified fuel.

Scott J. Eaton of the SeaChange Group talks about the benefits of EcoHybrid Fuel (EHF). EHF is an emulsified glycerol-diesel drop in fuel.

Read Dr. Eaton’s white paper on EcoHybrid Fuels.

Here is the EH-Fuel-Specification-List.