Rudy Lantano: Hybrid Oil Products Inventor

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The Philippines felt the oil crisis in the early 70s. This prompted Filipino inventors Rudy Lantano (water and fuel mixture), Daniel Dingel (water powered engine) and Pablito Planas (Khaos Turbocharged engine) to produce innovative means to somewhat deviate the sky rocketing fuel prices.

Mr. Rudy Lantano,  is the inventor of Alco-diesel, Lan-gas and Superbunker Formula L (SBFL). His three oil product hybrids were on its developmental stage during the 70s. Sadly, when the oil prices stabilized and alleged conspiracy between oil producing nations and government leaders of developing nations, oil hybrids lost its steam. The inventions of the three were shelved and were overlooked by numerous Philippine administrations.

Dingel was rumored to have sold his invention to European clients. Planas waited for almost three-decades before the public noticed his invention. Lantano, on the other hand, had his foresight for the future. He knew there will come a time when his products would get its share of the limelight.

Last month, Mr. Lantano gave us a chance to have a one on one interview with him. When we arrived at his office/refinery plant/filling station, he asked us to enter his air-conditioned office and did something we should have done first – he asked us before we could actually press the record button of the tape recorder.

“Do you still believe in our government?” he asked while shaking his head. When he only got a smile from us, he proceeded to explain the process of refining oil into efficient and environment friendly products.

His products’ potentials are endless; he talked about the possibilities of alleviating our country’s worsening economic conditions and how we could have been one of the richest and most eco-friendly country in the world had he been supported by the Philippine government.

Lantano’s principle of knowing when to hold, when to fold and when to throw away worked to his advantage. Just when the oil prices were starting to rise, he introduced the Alco-diesel, Lan-gas and Super Bunker Formula-L. He previously went into a joint venture with Shell and Flying-V, but he later decided to have numerous stand-alone stations nationwide.

With the surge of today’s fuel prices, his inventions are making a comeback in the market.

His most notable invention is the Super Bunker Formula – L. Its fuel mixture is 40 percent water and only 60 percent bunker, a small percentage of the 60 percent is for additives.

His clever invention is many times cheaper than the regular bunker fuel. It is an environment-friendly alternative to bunker fuel and is now commercially available to power factories, power plants, boilers and generators. For him, his formula is the ultimate solution to global warming.

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the National Power Corporation said the water-based bunker fuel emits less pollutants and reduces smoke emission from 1,000 parts per million to 55 ppm.

In a less technical explanation, his invention causes less pollution, resulting in a cleaner and healthier environment.

Now a sexagenarian, he received a gold medal from the World Intellectual Property Organisation in 1996 for his Super Bunker – L invention. For Filipinos like us, which imports the bulk of its energy needs, the use of hydro-bunker fuel could mean millions of dollars in savings.

When he is not meeting with potential clients and inventing other scientific and technological breakthroughs (An “Atom Car” is in the pipeline, but he declined to give further details), he spends his quality time with his wife, six kids and several grandchildren. He is also fond of dogs. He has a red and black Doberman Pinscher caged near his oil refinery plant.

His inventions include the Alco-diesel. It is a blend of hydrous ethyl alcohol and diesel fuel that can be used to power compression engines.

Alco-diesel is now available at several gasoline stations. It reportedly adds power to the engine making it accelerate faster while giving more mileage to every liter. If everything works according to plan, the DOST estimates that it will save the Philippines from buying up to three million barrels of diesel oil annually.

Last but not least is Lan-gas. It is a mixture of alcohol and petrol that can be used to fuel spark-ignition engines.

The use of these alternative fuel mixes does not require major modifications in existing engines, and, therefore, can be used for any vehicle.

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10 Responses to Rudy Lantano: Hybrid Oil Products Inventor

  1. Fatima Almeida says:

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    Fatima

  2. Robert Tan says:

    This is a really interesting article. If you don’t mind, does Rudy Lantano have a website or a contact number that we could use to get in touch with him? I want to know how his fuel affects the acceleration and when maintaining high speed. I also want to know how is the condition of the engine during idle.

  3. equitable says:

    galing talaga ni tito…

  4. Andrew Alejandro says:

    It’s a breakthrough for us Filipinos that such an invention has been made and notably can help both the economy and our scarcity of supply of fuels which cause so many discomfort for all of us here in the Philippines. Because of the surging prices of oil everything is affected, namely the cost of commodities, the fare, the electricity and a lot more are making us more poorer!

    I can’t believe that those in authority, i am talking about the government is not making its part to support this great development by Mr. Rudy Lantano! HOY MAHIYA NAMAN KAYO SA MGA BALAT NYO! We Filipinos have put you in your positions because we thought you can help us elevate our severe condition, will help us regain our dignity as a Filipino people being trampled and mocked upon by other countries because our poverty!

    Di ko magets kung anong klaseng utak at puso mayron kayo, nanjan na ang magandang makakatulong sa ating lahat pero di nyo sinusupurtahan! Bakit nga ba? Bakit di nyo bigyan ng pansin itong magandang invention ni Mr. Lantano? Dahil ba sa wala kayong kikitain kompara sa binibigay ng mga malalaking buwitre at parang hayok na mga lion na halos isang kusing na lang na pambili ng nagugutom na mga Pilipino ay kinukuha pa dahil sa bigat ng presyo ng langis natin dito sa Pilipinas!

    MAHIYA NAMAN KAYO! Panahon na, na ang mga FILIPINO naman ang mamayagpag at maging huwaran sa ating mga karatig bansa at hindi palaging inaapakan!Tama na yang pangsariling kapakanan lamang ang iniisip, tama na yang crab mentality! Panahon na, na lahat tayo ay magkaisa at isulong ang magandang bukas ng atin mga darating pang salinlahi!

    Isa lang ako sa mga marami at halos nakakaraming mga kapwa natin Filipino na naghahangad ng maayos at magandang pamumuhay na may sapat na dangal para ipagmalaki ang ating mahal na inang bayan! Ito ay panalangin at pag-asa na nagsusumamo sa inyong lahat!

  5. Andrew Alajandro says:

    It’s a breakthrough for us Filipinos that such an invention has been made and notably can help both the economy and our scarcity of supply of fuels which cause so many discomfort for all of us here in the Philippines. Because of the surging prices of oil everything is affected, namely the cost of commodities, the fare, the electricity and a lot more are making us more poorer!

    I can’t believe that those in authority, i am talking about the government is not making its part to support this great development by Mr. Rudy Lantano! HOY MAHIYA NAMAN KAYO SA MGA BALAT NYO! We Filipinos have put you in your positions because we thought you can help us elevate our severe condition, will help us regain our dignity as a Filipino people being trampled and mocked upon by other countries because our poverty!

    Di ko magets kung anong klaseng utak at puso mayron kayo, nanjan na ang magandang makakatulong sa ating lahat pero di nyo sinusupurtahan! Bakit nga ba? Bakit di nyo bigyan ng pansin itong magandang invention ni Mr. Lantano? Dahil ba sa wala kayong kikitain kompara sa binibigay ng mga malalaking buwitre at parang hayok na mga lion na halos isang kusing na lang na pambili ng nagugutom na mga Pilipino ay kinukuha pa dahil sa bigat ng presyo ng langis natin dito sa Pilipinas!

    MAHIYA NAMAN KAYO! Panahon na, na ang mga FILIPINO naman ang mamayagpag at maging huwaran sa ating mga karatig bansa at hindi palaging inaapakan!Tama na yang pangsariling kapakanan lamang ang iniisip, tama na yang crab mentality! Panahon na, na lahat tayo ay magkaisa at isulong ang magandang bukas ng atin mga darating pang salinlahi!

    Isa lang ako sa mga marami at halos nakakaraming mga kapwa natin Filipino na naghahangad ng maayos at magandang pamumuhay na may sapat na dangal para ipagmalaki ang ating mahal na inang bayan! Ito ay panalangin at pag-asa na nagsusumamo sa inyong lahat!

  6. ANTAN says:

    WOW NICE INVENTION MR LANTANO! SANA MAKITA AT MABIGYANG PANSIN ANG INYONG ECO FRIENDLY FUEL INVENTION… TSK TSK TSK IS THAT KARMA KAYA DI NAPAPANSIN NG ADMINISTRATION ANG INVENTION BECAUSE OF UR CHILDREN… HOME WRECKER.. KATHY LANTANO..

  7. ZERO says:

    hnd tlaga tatangkilikin ng gobyerno ntin yan kc wlang TAX!!!anung mapapala nila???at malaking tax din ang mawawala kpag tinangkilik yan…..haysss gobyerno nga naman sila lng tlgang mga nakaupo ang yayaman hnd ang ikagiginhawa ng mamayan

  8. tena says:

    MR LANTANO PWEDE MO BANG PAGSABIHAN YANG ANAK MONG SI KATHY NA HUMANAP NG LALAKING WALANG ASAWA.. NAKAKASIRA SYA NG PAMILYA.. NAKA ILAN NA NG ANAK YANG ANAK MO EVERSINCE SHE IS A MISTRESS. SO PLEASE I’M BEGGING YOU KAYA NASISIRA ANG PANGALAN MO SA KANYA!

  9. conrado de castro jr says:

    SIMPLE LANG NAMAN KUNG BAKIT HINDI MASUPORTAHAN ANG MGA FILIPINO INVENTORS. TULAD NIYAN WALANG KIKITAIN ANG GOBYERNO NATIN AT ISA PA TULAD NG SINABI NI ENGR. DANIEL DINGEL NG WATER POWERED ENGINE THAT OUR COUNTRY IS UNDER OBLIGATION DAHIL SA LAKI NG UTANG NATIN SA WORLD BANK AND WE ARE NOT PERMITTED TO PRODUCE ANY PRODUCT THAT WILL COMPETENT OTHER COUNTRIES KAYA ANG NANGYARI SA ATIN AY PURO MANPOWER ANG DINIDEPLOY NG ATING PAMAHALAAN PARA LANG KUMITA ANG PILIPINAS NG DOLLAR AT IBULSA ANG IBA.

  10. conrado de castro jr says:

    YUNG DEUTERIUM LANG WHICH IS CLAIMED BY DANIEL DINGEL SA SURIGAO TRENCH NA TINATAWAG NATING HEAVY WATER THAT CAN RUN SHIPS, AIRPLANES AND EVEN CARS. DUN PALANG MAS MAGIGING MAYAMAN NA TAYO AT HINDI KAYANG UBUSIN YAN. FROM LIQUID TO GAS AND GAS TO LIQUID. TIYAK ZERO EMISSION ANG PILIPINAS.

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