SwiftFuel has developed a much cleaner eco friendly fuel that promises to replace gasoline and aviation fuel with a non corrosive stable product that can be used in the existing transportation infrastructure.
SwiftFuel uses ethanol to produce a designer fuel with a 104 octane rating that has no ethanol in it. It runs virtually the same in any existing plane or car, and is a low emission, alternative made entirely from biomass that has 15-20% more energy gallon than gasoline. The company claims that it costs half as much to make as current petroleum manufacturing cost, selling for $2 a gallon less than gasoline.
Swift Enterprises’ new general aviation SwiftFuel© is less expensive, more fuel-efficient and significantly environmentally friendlier. Unlike current biomass fuels, SwiftFuel© is comprised of synthetic hydrocarbons derived from biomass yet meets or exceeds the standards for aviation fuel as verified by nationally recognized laboratories.
John Rusek, a professor in Purdue University's School of Astronautics and Aeronautics Engineering, and his wife Mary founded Swift Enterprises seven years ago at Purdue Research Park, Both John and Mary worked at Edwards Air Force Base in the mid80s, where they conducted research on rockets and rocket fuel for the government. Swift aims to use renewable resources to end the energy crisis. It works with hydrogen peroxide and other novel chemicals as new components in fuel cells and propellants. The scientists at Swift bring a combination of military, academic and private enterprise experience to the fundamental research and development of propulsion, ordnance and power technologies, and hardware.
"Our fuel should not be confused with first-generation bio-fuels like E-85, which don't compete well right now with petroleum,” Rusek said. "For general aviation aircraft, range is paramount. Not only can our fuel seamlessly replace the aviation industry's standard petroleum fuel, it can outperform it."
Swift fuel produces no sulfur emissions, requires no stabilizers; has a 30-degree lower freezing point, introduces no new carbon emissions, and is lead-free. In addition, the components of this fuel can be formulated into a replacement for jet/turbine fuels.