BURNER TECHNOLOGY & RESEARCH INC.
Creators of The Sunshiner Natural Distillation System
Green Isn't Green Unless It's In The Black
THE PATENTED SUNSHINER NATURAL DISTILLATION SYSTEM
THE SUNSHINER 5.0
Sunshiner distillation technology has been developed over a 30-year period by Burner Technology & Research Inc (BTR) and its founders. Various forms of the Sunshiner still have been utilized in the agriculture, oil and gas and bottled water industries. The goal of the Sunshiner development program has been to utilize the natural water cycle, low temperature heat sources (less than 160°F) such as industrial waste heat and solar generated heat, to produce high quality distillate including water and alcohol. All while significantly reducing the high energy and carbon footprint of traditional distillation. Beyond experiencing significant reductions in cost, energy use, size and smaller carbon footprint of the still, we have recognized beneficial chemistry associated with spirits distilled with the Sunshiner. Due to the low temperature and nitrogen rich environment of the Sunshiner, many of the undesirable impurities and alcohols that contribute to the bitter or “harsh” experience of lesser quality spirits are avoided. Sunshiner spirits require only a single distillation to achieve the clean and smooth taste normally associated with premium spirits requiring multiple distillations
"Not only will you feel good drinking our spirits, you will feel good ABOUT drinking our spirits."
Of all the energy consumed in the USA, only 1/3rd is actually utilized. 2/3rd 's is rejected as waste heat. Hard to believe. At BTR, we believe free energy is energy that has already been paid for, both monetarily and environmentally. By developing processes capable of utilizing waste heat, the most abundant and least expensive source of energy on the planet, developments such as the Sunshiner can significantly reduce our industrial carbon footprint.
At Burner Technology & Research (BTR) we work to transform existing and developing knowledge into commercially viable products and services. Our aim is to address current global challenges with more efficient, socially and environmentally responsible solutions through the use of evident yet often underutilized resources and processes.
With the looming issues of climate change at hand, BTR has focused its technical resources in the development of distillation technology able to provide low cost, low temperature and low impact (solar powered) distillation and separation services including:
- Water desalination and purification
- Alcohol Distillation
- Botanical Extractions
- Other temperature and energy sensitive extraction services
With over 30 years of experience in the development of energy and resource efficient technologies including closed loop organic, hydroponic agriculture and solar powered ocean desalination. BTR has recognized the need for a more efficient and less harmful separation technology able to provide clean water and other distilled products and services to the masses while providing high profit margins and minimal environmental impact.
OUR ENGINEERING MISSION
“…deliver equipment that allows a transition to being nature’s partner and creating higher returns on investment.”
The science is in. The debate is over. Climate change is real. Greenhouse gases emitted from our consumption of fossil fuels is having a significant negative effect on our planet, health, society and economy. If we don't change the way we do business, our children will be faced with a barren wasteland of a planet.
Fortunately, through the power of technology and will, we have the ability to avoid this potential environmental calamity. For the past 30+ years, the people of Burner Technology and Research (BTR) have developed environmentally and socially beneficial technologies demonstrating investment in innovations like these is both competitive and profitable. From organic closed loop, hydroponic fish and lettuce farming (Del Mar Farms) and efficient green building retrofits (Los Angeles Superior Court Building) to solar powered ocean desalination (Solar Rain Bottled Water), we have shown the migration from fossil fuels to a clean economy can be a peaceful and profitable transition.
Unfortunately, not enough people, corporations or governments have yet to commit to the clean economy transition. They say it is too expensive or it's too much work. Or worse yet, climate change is a hoax. With that in mind, we continue to develop clean technologies that are competitive in the consumer market. Our goal is to deliver better products with better technologies that cost and harm less. An idea any savvy individual can get behind.
The seemingly daunting challenges of climate change can and are being addressed. With investment in technology and the equipment necessary to power and feed our global economies, we can live in harmony with our environment and each other. That is our Mission. To deliver equipment that allows a transition to being nature’s partner and creating higher returns on investment.
Burner Technology & Research Inc. believes in the importance of community engagement and giving back. Our overall mission is to have a positive impact in each city we work. Our company is known for its leadership and environmental responsibility across all sectors and projects, and for placing special emphasis on client satisfaction.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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WHY IS THE SUNSHINER BETTER THAN TRADITIONAL DISTILLERS?
1. Energy Freedom of Choice: The number one cost in distillation is energy. Because of the Sunshiner’s relatively low operating temperature (125-150°F), onsite solar thermal or waste heat recovery systems become a viable option. Current distillation is dependent on local utilities for electricity or natural gas.
2. Real Estate: The Sunshiner requires 1/3 of the factory floor foot print of a comparable pot still.
3. Chemistry: Traditional distillation occurs at temperatures between 172-200°F. So, the liquid and any flavoring ingredients in the mash are cooked in the process. Cooking changes the quality of many flavorings and aromas and can contribute to unwanted qualities like bitterness, sourness and astringency. Distilling at low temperatures allows the distiller to capture the essence of their ingredients while avoiding the undesired effects of high temperature distillation.
4. Cost: The Sunshiner is less expensive to build and operate than a traditional still of similar performance.
5. Climate Change: The Sunshiner can operate with little or no carbon footprint when using renewable or waste energy sources as its energy input.
6. It Feels Better: There is just something about consuming a product that is made with a natural process using natural energy sources. Although an intangible, it exists.
WHY DID YOU DEVELOP THE SUNSHINER?
The cost of using fossil fuels to power our global economy is becoming unsustainable. I think it is important to transition to a clean economy as fast as we can. The Sunshiner is able to utilize a natural process and a natural energy source to produce a better product that costs less. Less cost in dollars. Less cost in environment. The intent is to demonstrate that investment in technologies like Sunshiner is the profitable thing to do. Lead by example. Mankind depends on it.
IS THE SUNSHINER 100% SOLAR POWERED?
It can be. Because of the low temperatures and atmospheric pressure that we operate at, on site solar thermal and electric panels can safely and easily power the entire operation and more. However, other energy sources may be utilized as well. Including, industrial waste heat, wind or traditional utility sources (electricity or gas), etc.
ARE SUNSHINER DISTILLERS AVAILABLE FOR SALE?
The Sunshiner system, including the solar system, is available for lease to licensed distillers.
DO YOU PROVIDE AND SET UP THE SOLAR PANELS FOR EACH DISTILLER THAT IS LEASED?
Yes. The Sunshiner leasing program includes the solar system.
HOW WILL THE SUNSHINER HELP MITIGATE CLIMATE CHANGE?
Sunshiner technology replaces a high carbon diet technology with a low to no carbon diet technology.
Hopefully, people will enjoy Sunshiner products and appreciate that they can live with the environment and still enjoy life to its fullest.