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Space Foundation Grants Certified Space Technology Status to Best Tech Brands' Synergyn Fuel Additives

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Space Foundation Grants Certified Space Technology Status to Best Tech Brands' Synergyn Fuel AdditivesCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 20, 2011) — The Space Foundation has designated Best Tech Brands LLC’s Synergyn combustion enhancing fuel additive technology as a Certified Space Technology™.

The Space Foundation’s Space Certification program recognizes products originally developed for space that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Certification allows Best Tech to display the exclusive Space Certification seal and to use the designation in its marketing and sales programs.

Best Tech Brands is marketing Synergyn™ branded diesel and gasoline additives that are proprietary, high-performance, high-margin and produced primarily from agricultural products. Two versions are in the market:

  • Synergyn 2000 HDV Diesel Fuel Economy Formula for diesel engines
  • Synergyn Gasoline Fuel Economy Formula for gasoline engines

Synergyn combustion enhancers are unlike other additives because they accelerate the combustion process, releasing more of the energy in the fuel when the piston is close to top dead center. This provides higher energy conversion and higher thermal efficiency – more output with less waste heat. In testing by customers, including an Interstate Battery distributor and Dart Container Corporation, Synergyn additives were shown to improve fuel mileage in on-road test by more than 30 percent.

Original equipment engine builders that adopt the Synergyn technology can move closer to meeting the government’s heavy duty corporate average fuel economy (CAFÉ*) standards for passenger cars and light duty trucks through minor changes to engine calibrations and reduction in losses caused by exhaust emissions control equipment. The additives also reduce carbon formation and remove prior deposits which:

  • extend engine life
  • lower harmful exhaust emissions
  • burn fuel more efficiently
  • restore lost performance and power
  • lowers maintenance and operational expense 

Best Tech Brands worked closely with a NASA Marshall Space Flight Center team to address stiction and temperature extremes, with the objective of developing a new family of combustion enhancers for Otto, Diesel and Rankine cycle energy conversion devices. When dyno-tested, the developments resulting from this research conclusively demonstrated much faster heat release that improves fuel economy by 5 percent to 25 percent in cars and trucks.

About Best Tech Brands
Founded in 2008 and based in Houston, privately owned Best Tech Brands began commercial production in 2011. Synergyn-branded fuel additives have demonstrated increased mileage results throughout rigorous protocols and test procedures and in independent laboratory testing and chassis dynamometer testing. The additives have been tested in cars, light heavy duty trucks and stationary generators. Synergyn additives are now being commercialized nationwide in on and off road applications. See more at

About Space Certification
Products and services that display the Space Certification seal are guaranteed to have stemmed from or been dramatically improved by technologies originally developed for space exploration or to have significant impact in teaching people about the value of space utilization. Developed and administered by the Space Foundation, the world’s foremost advocate for all sectors of the space industry, the Space Certification program provides a marketing edge for Space Certification partners, demonstrates how space technologies improve life on Earth and makes space more interesting and accessible to everyone.

Space Certification products and services have been scrutinized by the Space Foundation, working closely with NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA) and other organizations engaged in space research and development.

For more information on Space Certification, go to

About the Space Foundation
The foremost advocate for the space industry and an expert in all aspects of space, the Space Foundation is a global, nonprofit leader in
 space awareness, educational programs that bring space into the classroom and major industry events, including the National Space Symposium, all in support of its mission “to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity.” The Space Foundation publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity and provides three indices that track daily performance of the space industry. Through its Space Certification and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, the Space Foundation recognizes space-based technologies and innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Colorado Springs, the Space Foundation conducts research and analysis and government affairs activities from its Washington, D.C., office and has a field office in Houston, Texas. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn, and read about the latest space news and Space Foundation activities in Space Watch.

*The 1975 Energy Policy Conservation Act, passed in response to the 1973-74 oil crisis, added Title V, Improving Automotive Efficiency, to the Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act and established CAFE standards for passenger cars and light duty trucks (LDT). The Act had a near term goal of doubling new car fuel economy by model year (MY) 1985. However, since that time, the standards remained almost unchanged. Under the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act, CAFE standards should be significantly tightened by 2020.