Bionit is an ignition promoter derived from biomass.  This family of compounds enables the use of alcohols as diesel fuel.

The manufacturing process is at a near-commercial stage of development and is covered by four (4) US patents. 

The renewable alternative fuel blend of 20% Bionit with 80% methanol can be competitively priced as an alternative to diesel fuel.  The development of Bionit is promising as a large-scale, global business.

Bionit is based on biomass which is plentiful and has a more stable cost structure than crude oil.  Bionit can be made from any biomass source such as forestry or agricultural waste or even recycled source separated organics from our garbage streams.  Methanol, which is the other component of the Bionit blend, is derived primarily from natural gas; some methanol is also made from coal.  So methanol, too, has a better forecasted cost structure than diesel.

Bionit being biomass derived along with methanol’s natural gas basis represents a reduction in green house gas emissions as compared to the combustion of diesel fuel.  Alcohols with an ignition promoter additive have several environmental benefits when compared with regular diesel fuel:

  • Carbon monoxide emissions are negligibly low
  • Total hydrocarbon and oxides of nitrogen emissions are reduced
  • Resulting combustion is soot-free

JGS Research has experience developing Bionit ignition promoters from an array of diverse feedstocks ranging from bituminous coal, lignite, and peat, as well as from biomass-derived feedstocks such as corncobs, newspaper and bagasse. 

The initial research, dating to 1980, was undertaken in collaboration with the Ontario Research Foundation, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) as well as the US Department of Energy.  Bionit was also engine-tested by Daimler-Benz with favorable results. 

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