Green Fuels: a different energy – Featured on Barclays.Home

Posted on September 23rd, by Green Fuels in Green Fuels Blog. Comments Off on Green Fuels: a different energy – Featured on Barclays.Home

Green Fuels CEO James Hygate was delighted to be featured on the homepage of Home.Barclays!

A huge thank you to #barclays and #unreasonableimpact for their continued guidance and support; honing our focus thus enabling Green Fuels’ global impact and growth.

Read the full feature here:–a-different-energy/

Prince of Wales sees progress on renewable fuels projects

Posted on January 24th, by Green Fuels in Green Fuels Blog. Comments Off on Prince of Wales sees progress on renewable fuels projects

During a visit to Green Fuels Berkeley, Gloucestershire, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales was told how biofuel projects can help people in developing countries and benefit the environment. The Prince, who is a leading advocate of sustainability and environmental stewardship, heard that a Green Fuels project in Brazil holds out hope for rescuing land affected by years of poor management and saving carbon emissions. “This is an ambitious project that includes reforestation of degraded pasture land and urban waste collection,” said Julian Beach, Business Development Director at Green Fuels. The project is the first stage in a scheme in the southeast region of the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais that will eventually be a £200 million project with the reforestation of 300,000 acres and involving at least 46 municipalities.

Brazil is the 5th larger consumer of … Read More »

HRH The Prince of Wales visits Green Fuels and GFR

Posted on January 17th, by Green Fuels in Green Fuels Blog. Comments Off on HRH The Prince of Wales visits Green Fuels and GFR

Green Fuels was honoured to receive a visit by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales on Monday 17th December 2018. As a long-term supplier of biofuel and biofuel related equipment to His Royal Highness, Green Fuels was granted a Royal Warrant of Appointment in 2013. The fuel supplied is used in The Prince’s Aston Martin, the first classic Aston Martin to be converted to run on ‘Green Fuel’, and the Royal Train, which was first operated on waste derived biodiesel in 2007; along with other vehicles.

The visit was hosted by Mr James Hygate, Green Fuels CEO and Royal Warrant Holder and Mr Edward Gillespie OBE – Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant for Gloucestershire.

During the visit Mr James Hygate provided a briefing on the company’s manufacturing, production and research activities, highlighting key projects.

The Prince also … Read More »

Green Fuels CEO wins Entrepreneur of the Year!

Posted on May 7th, by Green Fuels in Green Fuels Blog. Comments Off on Green Fuels CEO wins Entrepreneur of the Year!

Green Fuels CEO, James Hygate, has won ‘Entrepreneur of the year’ at the national New Energy and Cleantech awards held in London. James was presented the award by BBC presenter and tech writer Lara Lewington.

The 2015 New Energy & Cleantech Awards were held in London on the 29th April 2015.  Now in their eighth year the awards recognised those who play a pivotal role in the shaping of the future green energy and cleantech industries, celebrating the companies, entrepreneurs, investors and specialist advisers instrumental in the sector today.

Further information on the awards can be found here:



Exporter of the Year

Posted on June 23rd, by Green Fuels in Green Fuels Blog. Comments Off on Exporter of the Year

Gloucestershire Exporter of the Year

Green Fuels Ltd is a leading manufacturer of decentralised facilities for the production of biodiesel from used cooking oil (UCO) and other feedstocks.

Green Fuels is the only biofuel company to hold a Royal Warrant of Appointment, to HRH The Prince of Wales as Suppliers of Biofuel and Biofuel related Equipment. The company was incorporated in 2003 and has remained privately owned by its founders; James and Colin Hygate.

During the past decade the company has provided equipment to customers in 50 countries, who together have an installed capacity of more than 400 million litres of biodiesel per year. This usage is offsetting approximately 2,500 tonnes of C02 every single day. In order to sell in such varied international markets the company has gained significant expertise in the intricacies of local market conditions, permitting, feedstock opportunities, incentives and … Read More »

Biofuel Solutions take on UK sales and support….

Posted on March 12th, by Green Fuels in Green Fuels Blog. Comments Off on Biofuel Solutions take on UK sales and support….

Green fuels have recently taken a decision to align their sales efforts into overseas markets and UK FuelMatic sales. Within the UK Green Fuels are now working with Biofuel Solutions Ltd (BFS) who are now responsible for the following :-

All processing chemicals, including Amberlite
Spare parts
Refurbishment/servicing of existing fuelpods and Fuelmeisters
Training and support
Active sales of fuelpods 2,3 and 4 as well as the NEW FUELMAKER range of processors making 500 to 1500 litres per day.

(You will still be able to purchase directly from Green Fuels at prevailing UK sales prices, with deliver, installation, training and after sales supported by BFS)

BFS are also able to offer solutions to most biodiesel producer requirements including WVO filtration, fuel delivery, filtration and polishing.

BFS will also feature a biodiesel brokerage page on our web-site to enable owners of existing Green Fuels kit to upgrade to new … Read More »

Green Fuels at Buckingham Palace

Posted on July 19th, by Green Fuels in Green Fuels Blog. Comments Off on Green Fuels at Buckingham Palace

The Gardens at BUCKINGHAM PALACE were the venue for a one-off event this summer for holders of Royal Warrants to celebrate the 60th anniversary of The Queen’s Coronation. Green Fuels took part in the four day celebration between the 11th and 14th July 2013 and CEO James Hygate was invitde to the Royal preview day on the 11th.

The Coronation Festival was a celebration of  innovation, excellence and industry.  The event showcased the broad range of fine brands, including Green Fuels, which have earned the recognition of a Royal Warrant over the years.

Royal Warrants are a mark of recognition to individuals or companies who have supplied goods or services for at least five years to the Households of The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh or The Prince of Wales Warrants have always been regarded as hallmarks of quality, excellence and service.

Green … Read More »

Bali Biodiesel

Posted on January 28th, by Green Fuels in Green Fuels Blog. Comments Off on Bali Biodiesel


Green Fuels installs FuelMatic GSX 3 to convert the island’s UCO into clean burning biodiesel

The biorefinery manufacturerGreen Fuels is in Bali this week commissioning a turnkey biodiesel facility for Caritas Switzerland, an NGO that focuses on socio-economic development in disadvantaged communities around the world. Green Fuels has installed its 3,000 litre per day FuelMatic GSX 3, the newest and smallest of its processors, which offers the same fully automated technology as the larger FuelMatic GSX processors but at a lower price.

James Hygate, CEO of Green Fuels, said, “The FuelMatic GSX 3 seems to be the key that unlocks the benefits of community-scale biodiesel production. We installed one in South Africa earlier this month and one in Australia last month. There’s a lot of interest in it, especially since it has all the trademark … Read More »

By Royal Appointment

Posted on January 10th, by Green Fuels in Green Fuels Blog. Comments Off on By Royal Appointment

We have been granted a Royal Warrant, the ultimate British acknowledgement of quality, by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales in recognition of our supply of biofuel and biofuel related equipment since 2007. What a great way to start a new year!

Royal Warrants are granted only to those who have consistently supplied goods or services to the royal family for no fewer than five years out of the most recent seven, and are granted only by The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh and The Prince of Wales.

We are all really proud of this highly prized mark of excellence, quality and reliability. We love our work and always strive to give our best to every customer. The Royal Warrant is the ultimate recognition of the reliability of our equipment and the consistently high quality fuel that can be produced.

We’re particularly … Read More »

McDonald’s McDiesel to go

Posted on December 18th, by Green Fuels in Green Fuels Blog. Comments Off on McDonald’s McDiesel to go

Green Fuels customers, Neutral Fuels, have just marked two major milestones.

First, their main customer, McDonald’s, has driven more than a million kilometres on 100% biodiesel made from their used cooking oil in Dubai. Using Green Fuels equipment, Neutral Fuels has been converting McDonald’s own used cooking oil successfully into 100% biodiesel since August 2011.

Second, Neutral Fuels has opened a new FuelMatic biorefinery in Dandenong, near Melbourne in the Australian state of Victoria. Already half of McDonald’s 225 Victoria outlets are running on biodiesel produced from their own used cooking oil and the remainder are expected to join the effort early next year.

Replicating the success in Dubai, McDonald’s Victoria will run on the closed loop business model developed by Neutral Fuels with the support of McDonald’s UAE logistics supplier, Allied Keystone Logistics (now Martin-Brower). In this model 100% of McDonald’s used vegetable oil is … Read More »

And the winner is…

Posted on November 13th, by Green Fuels in Green Fuels Blog. Comments Off on And the winner is…

Last week we won Sustainable Manufacturer of the Year at the inaugural Made in the South West Awards run by Insider Media Ltd.  What a great feeling, hearing our name called out, collecting our trophy onstage, enjoying the acknowledgement, and then the best moment… letting the awesome Green Fuels team know that we – they – had done it.

This prestigious event was launched to highlight and celebrate excellence in manufacturing throughout the South West and to recognise the region’s most innovative and successful companies, particularly businesses that have embraced sustainability, innovation and exporting. We truly appreciate the recognition.

Dave Harvey, the event’s host, said: “The Made in the South West Awards represents a real opportunity for businesses to declare their credentials and heritage.”  He described them as a symbol of the region’s ongoing commitment to quality and excellence as the UK … Read More »


Posted on October 31st, by Green Fuels in Green Fuels Blog. Comments Off on Sandy

Watching Superstorm Sandy unfold on CNN and Sky over the past few days has felt eerily like watching the sci-fi movie, The Day After Tomorrow. Made just 8 years ago, the movie depicts New York at the mercy of intensely violent weather: massive and brutal floods, hurricanes, tidal waves, etc.

We’ve been struck by the frequency of news conferences given Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Governor Andrew Cuomo and other key disaster managers as they have kept their cities fully informed throughout this highly volatile situation. They’ve given us a master class in communication and we’ve been awed by their honesty and clarity.

There was a moment that particularly resonated with us when, during one of Mayor Bloomberg’s press conferences, he said that Sandy had to result in a re-examination of the effects of climate change and, particularly, what could be done to mitigate … Read More »

Expert Export

Posted on October 26th, by Green Fuels in Green Fuels Blog. Comments Off on Expert Export

Being sought out by the media is always rewarding for us, particularly when the medium is the Financial Times, one of the world’s most respected publications.

The piece that appeared on Tuesday in a special report on the British Chambers of Commerce quoted our Chairman, Colin Hygate, on how fundamental UK Trade & Investment (the promotion arm of the BCC) has been to our success as an exporter. Along with the other exporters quoted in the article, it also gave him a chance to suggest where, in our experience, there was room for improvement in their service offering.

Although Green Fuels is neither a big company nor, quite rightly, a household name, 90% of our business is export. We trade with such a wide variety of countries, from South America to North Africa and the Middle East to the Far East, and … Read More »

Meet our new baby, the FuelMatic 3

Posted on October 17th, by Green Fuels in Green Fuels Blog. Comments Off on Meet our new baby, the FuelMatic 3

Haven’t found the biodiesel processor that’s right for you yet? How about this one: the 3,000 litre/750 gallon FuelMatic 3.

This is now the smallest Green Fuels FuelMatic processor and is especially community friendly in a world increasingly concerned about climate change and reliance on the volatile price of unsustainable fossil fuels. And with communities in mind, it’s been designed especially to produce our trademark high quality biodiesel from used oils high in free fatty acids (FFA), in other words, the worst quality used cooking oils. Of course it also converts virgin oils, animal fats and tallow.

It’s ideal for business owners with vehicle fleets who want to reduce their fuel costs as they reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that dangerously accelerate climate change. You already know, don’t you, that moving from fossil diesel to biodiesel is painless? Diesel engines can use … Read More »

What makes us a leader?

Posted on September 18th, by Green Fuels in Green Fuels Blog. Comments Off on What makes us a leader?

Let’s put some substance beneath our claim to be the world’s leading manufacturer of biodiesel production equipment. These are amongst the advances our technology and methods bring to the
biodiesel industry.

Biodiesel production requires the separation of glycerine which has traditionally been done by energy and cost intensive equipment such as settling tanks and centrifuges. We patented our unique glycerine separator technology, GSX, to replace these cumbersome options. With no moving parts, energy consumption is significantly lower, as are operating expenses and capital costs. We don’t know of anyone else doing this. Process efficiency is most important in biodiesel production as continuous processes must operate for more than 90% of the available time to maximise profitability. In addition, reducing variability introduced by complex process steps like centrifuging is critical to producing consistently high quality fuel. Reducing operating costs and minimising downtime leads to very efficient production.

To recover methanol … Read More »

Innovation… or just good old-fashioned problem-solving?

Posted on September 18th, by Green Fuels in Green Fuels Blog. Comments Off on Innovation… or just good old-fashioned problem-solving?

We were recently asked to describe our attitude to innovation. The questions were specific: how do
you encourage people to come up with new ideas; how do you separate good ideas from bad; what
role does research play in developing new products; what role does customer feedback play in the
development process… you get the idea.

You might already have picked up that we consider ourselves to be a highly innovative company.
We submit, as humbly as anyone is able when making such a big statement, that we are the world’s
leading manufacturer of biodiesel production equipment. We say this because the way we do
things has changed biodiesel production from a high cost, expensive-to-run, feedstock-intensive
and cumbersome operation to a community scale modular operation that can be deployed virtually
anywhere and either scaled up or moved to another location with ease. However, answering these
questions proved more difficult than … Read More »