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.
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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.
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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.
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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 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.
FLASH DRUM TECHNOLOGY
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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 »