On the 30th October, 2020, a revolutionary new technology, aimed at supporting the UK’s sustainable chemistry transition, was successfully demonstrated with a live motorbike trial. It was the first time that Nova Pangaea, pioneer of REFNOVA, successfully exhibited the viability of their patented technology. Ably supported by Coryton, the supporting fuel technology partner, and witnessed by the Department for Transport, a Honda CBR650R Fireblade ran without fault on a E10 gasoline, produced by Coryton utilizing Nova Pangaea’s second-generation ethanol.
In so doing, the live showing demonstrated the REFONVA’s viability in support of the UK Government’s long-term net-zero emissions goal. More importantly, with the pending transition to 10% ethanol in all consumer gasoline, Coryton could confirm the suitability of this material in support of this switch.
This success was carried out at Nova Pangaea’s headquarters in Redcar, home of the patented REFNOVA technology. Utilizing agricultural residues, the new technology sustainably converts this waste material into base products for biofuels, biopolymers and biochemicals:
During this demonstration, the bio-ethanol utilized in Coryton’s E10 gasoline formulation was derived from the C5 Sugar stage, post wash. The sugar source was subsequently fermented to yield the bioethanol in question.
Upon review of the raw material, and subsequent approval of its quality, Coryton produced the following quality fuel for the vehicle demonstration: