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 »
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 »
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 »
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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