MegaSupraMolecules secures U.S. EPA registration as fuel additives
Fluid Efficiency has successfully registered its MegaSupraMolecules™ (MSMs) for use as additives in gasoline and diesel fuels in the United States with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
“We are excited to be able to bring the benefits of MSMs to customers that produce, transport and use refined gasoline and diesel in the U.S.,” said Simon Jones, co-founder of Fluid Efficiency.
“Regulatory compliance and standards are extremely important in the oil & gas sector. This latest registration by Fluid Efficiency reinforces our customers’ confidence in the safety and immediate usability of MegaSupraMolecules,” said Jean-Michel Gires, Fluid Efficiency board member.
Originally developed at Caltech to control misting in fuels to eliminate explosions, Fluid Efficiency’s MSMs are a suite of molecules that makes fuels safer, improves the viscosity index of lubricants, and makes oils easier to move through pipelines.
MSMs are made up of smaller units — long telechelic end-associative polymers — that self-assemble into very large supra-molecules that improve the material properties of organic liquids. The individual units are small enough to resist degradation even under high-temperature, high-shear conditions like engines and pumps.
Despite their unique and valuable properties, particularly their incredible shear stability, the elemental content of MSMs is very similar to fuel itself. MSMs are greater than 99.9% hydrocarbons, and less than 0.1% nitrogen and oxygen. They contain no other elements that can cause trouble in refineries, pipelines and engines, or harm the environment.
MegaSupraMolecule DADB has been registered per 40 CFR 79.23, with identifier 288320001.
Fluid Efficiency is a Caltech spin-out that makes lubricants, fuels and oils safer, longer-lasting and more efficient to move. Their core products are self-assembling polymer additives that modify viscosity, reduce explosiveness and improve pumpability.