Across the world co-operatives, community groups, charities and NGOs are encouraging local groups of people to work together to transform lives and communities. By taking responsibility for their own recycling and energy production, they can generate employment, stimulate growth and cut costs.
Thanks to our experience in working with non-profit organisations across the globe, Green Fuels can help organisations put effective and efficient community recycling in place. More and more community groups are using Green Fuels technology to gain control of their own fuel supply.
Recycling and the production of sustainable fuel present a number of compelling advantages to community groups and co-operatives. By taking control of their own fuel production, communities can stimulate employment and can encourage people to work together towards common goals.
The fuel that is generated can play an integral part in other community-wide initiatives and of course the sustainability of biodiesel has environmental benefits, ensuring that another use is found for waste oil and that transport across the community generates substantially lower emissions.
Compelling cost benefits
According to expert analysis, peak oil production around the world was reached in 2000, leading to increasingly volatile pricing as the resource becomes more difficult to locate. For community and co-operative projects, Green Fuels not only offers a way out of price escalation, it does so with considerable environmental benefits.
By producing high quality biodiesel through recycling waste or other feedstock oils, the FuelMatic, with its patented GSX technology, delivers over one litre of fuel for every litre of feedstock oil. This brings communities a cost-effective alternative to fossil fuel that can be produced easily, quickly and cost-effectively at the locations where it is needed.
Green Fuels in action
As providers of fuel to the Royal Train and other vehicles in the royal fleet in the United Kingdom, Green Fuels has the highest possible pedigree in quality fuel production. This is proving to be a crucial criterion for businesses whose global reputation is paramount.
With FuelMatic bio-refinery plants in production for over 5 years – longer than any other manufacturer in the sector – Green Fuels is the leader in reliable, high quality production. In addition, because the FuelMatic plant is assembled in the UK and shipped to anywhere in the world, Green Fuels can supply a turnkey bio-refinery whenever and wherever it is needed within a matter of weeks.
Biodiesel to rely on
Green Fuels equipment exceeds all international standards for biodiesel. We are committed to ensuring that the communities we work with can rely on the highest standards of fuel today and tomorrow. Our bio-refineries are robust and built to last, enabling communities to reap the benefits of clean, recycled fuel for many years to come.
Northeast Biodiesel Company, Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA. Northeast Biodiesel is a community-owned manufacturing plant making biodiesel from recycled vegetable oil. It is majority owned by Co-op Power, a renewable energy co-operative owned by consumers in Massachusetts, Vermont and New York. Co-op Power operates within a regional network of autonomous local organising councils to create a multi-class, multi-racial movement for a sustainable and just energy future. At the heart of this future is a Green Fuels FuelMatic processor.
Waste oil from Balinese hotels and restaurants is enabling carbon credit trading. The tourism and leisure industry in Bali produces a large quantity of waste oil, much of which ends up being disposed of unsustainably, leading to contamination of water sources. The charity Caritas harnessed Green Fuels technology to recycle the waste oil and produce biodiesel to reduce CO2 emissions and provide valuable income to the social enterprise.
Green Fuels most popular processor has four levels of capacity – the FuelMatic GSX 3, 8, 10 and 50, capable of processing between 3,000 and 50,000 litres of biodiesel daily. The FuelMatic bio-refineries are skid-mounted, modular, portable and capable of operating on-site within hours. That makes Green Fuels technology amongst the most agile in the world.
Powered by B100 since 2007, the Royal Train and other vehicles in the royal fleet in the UK use fuel generated by Green Fuels equipment. As part of a comprehensive research study on the use of biodiesel in locomotive engines, the RSSB (Rail Standards and Safety Board) concluded in line with EWS that all Class 67 locomotives could run reliably and safely on biodiesel fuel. It represents one of the toughest tests of the quality of fuel produced by Green Fuels equipment.
As part of their sustainability programme, the John Lewis Partnership uses a Green Fuels FuelPod to recycle waste oil which in turn fuels their forklift trucks in their UK distribution centre.
Carried out as part of the automotive industry’s examination of ethical fuel sources, Jaguar Land Rover and Shell, together with Johnson Matthey plc, University of Birmingham and Green Fuels, conducted a series of tests comparing fossil fuel to biofuel. Results showed that all blended fuels have similar combustion characteristics and lower engine out emissions (hydrocarbons, carbon dioxide and smoke) than mineral diesel.