A German chemical company has introduced a new liquid stabilizer for biodiesel. This news release posted on NewswireToday.com says LANXESS is now offering Baynox Extra, an easy-to-meter additive that prolongs biodiesel’s shelf life and doesn’t crystallize, even at 10 below Celsius.
LANXESS will present the new product to a trade audience at the international biodiesel congress “Fuels of the Future” taking place in Berlin on January 20-21, 2014. On January 21, Dr. Wolfgang Podestà, Business Manager for Baynox at LANXESS Distribution GmbH, will give a presentation entitled “Biofuels meets Antioxidants Status Quo and Future”. In it, he will explain why antioxidants are important for biodiesel manufacturers, what types are available and which criteria are important to make the right selection.
The highly concentrated antioxidant Baynox Extra (baynox.com) ensures that the biofuel obtained from natural raw material remains stable and can be used for longer. Otherwise, the fuel’s unsaturated fatty acid structures can easily oxidize in contact with atmospheric oxygen. Heat, light and pressure make the oil rancid within a short time. The consequences of such oxidation are a degradation of the biodiesel into short-chained fatty acids and the formation of insoluble polymers (gums), causing damage to the engine and the injection system. LANXESS’ Baynox range is continually being adapted to the rapid developments in the automotive industry and includes increasingly high-performance products. The pressures in diesel engines are continually rising, as are the injector temperatures. On the other hand, tolerances for manufacturers of biodiesel are getting smaller and smaller and the specifications ever narrower. “With Baynox Extra our customers will be ideally equipped in the future too to meet the demands that the automotive industry make of modern fuels,” says Podestà.
LANXESS claims international sales of more than $12 billion annually about 17,500 employees in 31 countries.