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CyberFuels Offers 'First Energy Drink for Cars'


By Bryan Sims
Editor, Hart Energy’s DownstreamBusiness.com
May 19, 2014

While ethanol and biodiesel are touted as viable biofuels that provide environmental and performance benefits as additives for gasoline and diesel, respectively, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.-based CyberFuels Inc. is offering a methanol-based fuel and fuel extender products that give gasoline and diesel an added punch.

A subsidiary of EncounterCare Solutions Inc., CyberFuels currently offers two primary products: a methanol-based fuel replacement and additives for gasoline and diesel through its trademarked "Dynamo" line of products.

The company's gasoline additive improves octane and increases the miles per gallon (mpg) of gasoline. One four-ounce bottle of CyberFuels' octane booster additive allows consumers to purchase regular 87-octane gasoline and increase the power and performance of the fuel equal that of 93-octane gasoline, explained President Ron Mills.

"Not only are you getting a better-performing car, but you're also getting a mileage upgrade," Mills told Hart Energy's DownstreamBusiness.com, noting that the company's octane booster additive typically achieves a minimum 8% mpg upgrade.

"On the high side, it's about 18%," Mills said.

In addition to an additive for gasoline, CyberFuels also offers a cetane booster additive for diesel engines, which can improve performance, power, increase mpg, as well as improve cold flow, increase lubricity and clean fuel injectors, according to Mills.

In independent lab tests, CyberFuels' cetane booster increased the cetane rating from 46-cetane to 53-cetane in No. 2 on-road ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) diesel, he noted. "On the cetane side for diesel, we can guarantee that you will get about an 8%-10% increase in mileage. Translating that back to the cost and profit of driving a truck, it reduces the cost dramatically," Mills said. "We didn’t want to get up to the 55 number because you get a diminishing effect when you get up towards the 55 level in cetane. What we've tested and proven is that we can almost always get a 51 in the regular diesel fuel. It works beautifully with the biodiesel as well," he added.

To date, sales of CyberFuels' gasoline and diesel additives have been robust, according to Mills. During the first four weeks of sales, he said the company had filled over 90 orders of additive to individual consumers and began taking orders of the diesel additive for commercial accounts in bulk. Individual sales have been about US$25,000 thus far and the company expects commercial sales contracts to total around $2.7 million.
Mills added that his company is actively testing its commercial additive on commercial furnace applications, as well as generator applications for power plants, as an added revenue stream.

Meanwhile, CyberFuels also offers a trademarked methanol-based blended fuel replacement product branded "EcoFlex 96" and "Enhanced Methanol Gasoline" (EMG 96). Both contain 85% methanol, 14% 84-octane gasoline and about 1% of a company-patented additive. The fuels are considered a low-cost fuel replacement that can be used as a seamless alternative for gasoline in internal combustion engines.
Each gallon of CyberFuels’ EMG 96 or EcoFlex 96 blended fuels have the combination of thermal and “virtual energy” to equal or exceed the performance of all grades of gasoline, according to Mills. With EMG 96, unlike other proposed fuel options, there is no need to retrofit car engines.
The source of the “virtual energy” in the fuel comes from previously wasted heat from combustion, which can be used to produce increased mechanical energy while the engine discharges less harmful heat to the environment.
Mills touts that the company’s methanol-based fuels to be environmentally superior to gasoline, typically releasing 72% less carbon dioxide and 68% less exhaust heat into the atmosphere.
All of CyberFuels’ products have an “A” anti-corrosion rating from various testing agencies, according to Mills.
He further noted that the company recently completed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration of its existing products and is taking orders for both additives and fuel.

Cetane booster trial results
On May 15, CyberFuels announced test results from JD Holmes Trucking, a customer and independent trucking company based in Georgia, for its Dynamo™ cetane booster additive.
The company has been running comparative mileage tests in 11 semi-tractor trailers, ranging from a 1998 C-15 Caterpillar engine (625-horsepower or hp) up to 2012 15x15 Cummings, including Peterbilt’s 389-hp exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) and 387-hp Cummings engines.
The road tests had been ongoing since the beginning of April and comprise of fuel and mileage data gathered from the trucks’ on-board computers. Initial combined fuel savings in this test indicated positive results with an average mileage increase for the 11 semi rigs used in the test of over 26%, according to CyberFuels.
“I am extremely happy with the results to date. Increasing fuel mileage by 26% is very significant and complements the environmental benefits we believe exists with usage of our product. Of course, there can be no guarantee that every customer will have the same effects shown by JD Holmes, but our clients seem to agree that the trucks run smoother with a notable increase in torque and decrease in exhaust emissions along with an increase in fuel mileage,” Mills said.
JD Holmes Trucking’s test results can be viewed here.
Mills noted that CyberFuels is also in the process of gathering data on its Dynamo™ octane booster for internal combustion gasoline engines.

Distribution partnerships
Over the past year, CyberFuels has aggressively locked up several representation sale agreements with global marketing and product distribution firms to get its fuel additives and blended-fuel products to a host of geographies and regions around the world.
Last year, the company announced that it signed distribution arrangements to represent the sale of its products with U.K.-based MayFair & Bond LLP to market EMG 96 to the U.K., Europe, Russia, Asia and China; Western Petroleum World Traders LLC to represent the sale of its EMG 96 in Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, Honduras, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, India, South Korea and Vietnam; and Universal Fuels & Additives LLC (and Central des Terminales SA) to represent the sale of EMG 96 in Central America to include the countries of Panama, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.
Earlier this year, CyberFuels signed a “binding letter of intent” with an undisclosed international energy, engineering and petrochemical company, agreeing to a joint venture that will manufacture and distribute its EcoFlex 96 and EMG 96 blended-fuel products.
In April, the company announced that it signed a representation agreement with Spion Kop Inc., an Anguillan company, to exclusively distribute CyberFuels’ patented and patent-pending line of fuel additive and blended-fuel products in Trinidad, Tobago and the Caribbean Islands. Spion Kop has been involved in the petrochemical business since 2004 and has relationships with refineries in Jamaica, Suriname and Trinidad.
Mills told Hart Energy that he aims to secure more product distribution arrangements this year.
“It really has been amazing to me to see the amount of enthusiasm for the product. We’ve had tests done in China, Russia, South America, Central America and the Caribbean Islands and we keep coming back with amazing results, both on the improvement in mileage, as well as in the performance in the gasoline and the additives,” Mills said.

U.S. on hold, for now
While CyberFuels has been getting a tremendous amount of interest coming from potential customers in other parts of the world, Mills told Hart Energy that the company is not currently selling EcoFlex 96 or EMG 96 in the U.S. at the moment.
However, he noted that there have been a number of states that have inquired about the company potentially locking up exclusive sales arrangements such as in Florida where the sale of E85 is commonplace at its travel plazas along turnpikes, as well as in California.
“We really see our opportunity in Asia and Central and South America right now,” Mills said.
“We are having discussions with people [in the U.S.], but right now, we’re a young company with limited resources. What we’re doing is we really have opportunities that we’ve identified with people where there aren’t regulations that limit the sale and sell it there freely,” he noted.
Mills further noted that places like the Bakken shale play in western North Dakota could be a ripe selling area where CyberFuels could take advantage of key natural gas production sites.
“We’re looking at places where there’s an interest in partnering with us,” he said.


Bryan Sims can be reached at bsims@hartenergy.com.

As seen on Hart Energy DownstreamBusiness.com website on May 19, 2014.
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