Report from Headquarters

New Certification Partner Announced

Written by: Space Foundation Editorial Team

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 on the market:

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

According to Best Tech Brands Chairman and CEO Jim Scott, 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," said Scott. He added that testing by customers, including an Interstate Battery distributor and Dart Container Corporation, showed that Synergyn additives improve fuel mileage in on-road tests by more than 30 percent.

Scott said that 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. He also said that additives reduce carbon formation and remove prior deposits which:

  • extend engine life
  • lower harmful exhaust emissions
  • burn fuel more efficiently
  • restore lost performance and power
  • lower 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, according to Synergyn.

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

*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.

This article is part of Space Watch: November 2011 (Volume: 10, Issue: 11).