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Innovative Approaches

Increase Efficiency and Enhance Profitability

Fyt Fuels develops innovative approaches to improve bio-fuel production, significantly reducing energy consumption and waste, increasing efficiencies and substantially enhancing profitability. FYT modular design technology solutions can be integrated into existing bio-fuels production systems or operate as stand alone facilities.

Purified glycerol is a valuable by-product of our modular design processes.

The principals of FYT Fuels have:

  • multiple patents related to bio-fuels and related chemical/industrial processes
  • successfully managed the launch and operation of multiple international enterprises in alternative energy and other fields
  • advised clients in military/industrial/power generation on alternative energy strategies

Larry Sakin, CEO: Co-Founder Hudspeth Energy Partners (wind developer); Consultant Start-up Tucson (business/non-profit incubator); Executive Director Sakin Foundation (education focused non-profit); entrepreneur in print/film/music/multimedia

 

LF Bruce, VP Marketing: Founding Board Chairman, Ammonia Fuel Network, International consultant in Marketing Strategy for clients including Disney, London Daily Mail, Nationwide Insurance

 

 

Dave Bradley, VP Science & Technology: Principal, Lake Effect Energy, consultant in wind energy development, MS Environmental Engineering BS Chemical Engineering, 16 patents in chemical and industrial processes, additional patents pending info@fytfuels.com

 

 

In the News:

Larry Sakin, CEO of FYT Fuels, presented on FYT Fuels’ patent for sodium glyceroxide as a replacement catalyst for sodium methoxide in base transesterification. Sakin said the catalyst is recoverable and the use of crude glycerin is just as effective as distilled product. He said the cost of sodium glyceroxide is one-tenth that of sodium methoxide, which could lead to increased profits of $600,000 to $1 million per year at a 10 MMgy biodiesel plant, with capex costs of only $300,000.

Biodiesel Magazine – An in-depth review of the National Advanced Biofuels Conference
Ron Kotrba
August 24, 2016

 

Recent publications:
D. Bradley, E. Levin, C. Rodriguez, P. G. Williard, A. Stanton, A. M. Socha
Equilibrium studies of canola oil transesterification using a sodium glyceroxide catalyst prepared from a biodiesel waste stream.
Fuel Processing Technology
Volume 146, 1 June 2016, Pages 70-75
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fuproc.2016.02.009
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378382016300571

Abstract:
Crude glycerol is a low value by-product of the biodiesel industry, and its use as an alkaline catalyst component offers a cost-lowering strategy for sustainable fuel production. Sodium glyceroxide can be used to generate methoxide ions in situ, and the latter act as catalysts for the transesterification of triglycerides to fatty acid methyl esters (biodiesel, or FAMEs). Catalytic formulations of sodium glyceroxide were prepared from glycerol, methanol and NaOH, characterized by X-ray diffraction, and used for rapid transesterification of canola oil into biodiesel. The kinetics of the reaction using 6 and 9 M equivalents of methanol and 0.5 wt.% and 1.0 wt.% catalyst loading were studied by 1H NMR spectroscopy. Catalyst formulations prepared from crude glycerol performed transesterification reactions in methanol at a rate comparable to those observed for sodium hydroxide. Analogous to methoxide-catalyzed transesterifications, the reactions using glyceroxide appeared to be rate-limited by mass transfer. The relative viscosities of glyceroxide formulations prepared in methanol are also presented, and show an inverse correlation between viscosity and increasing concentration, a trend characteristic of ionic glycerol solutions.

Keywords: Sodium glyceroxide; Biodiesel; Catalyst formulation; Transesterification