Governments and public sector institutions are subject to increasingly aggressive carbon reduction targets and cost-efficiencies. Biodiesel production offers an achievable method of reducing emissions without a shift in infrastructure or major reinvestment.
Green Fuels can enable governments to instigate biodiesel production on a national or local scale. By being able to deploy and scale up quickly and effectively, we can help governments produce a top quality product that can be used to meet and exceed emission targets.
Helping governments meet targets
Governments and public sector organisations across the world are coming under increasing pressure to set and meet targets and mandates for sustainability. From reducing CO2 emissions to meeting quotas for alternative sources of energy, many of these targets must be reached within the next few years.
Green Fuels systems create sustainable, high quality production of biodiesel that can be implemented in the field quickly and effectively. From FuelPod biodiesel processors for the UK’s HM Prison Service to a FuelMatic bio-refinery in Mexico, Green Fuels is spearheading the use of biodiesel generation as a means to help achieve these targets across the globe.
Achieving targeted reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is also a crucial factor for governments, reducing the need to purchase carbon offsets. Green Fuels unique technology means governments can not only generate top quality fuel from recycled waste oil, they can also deploy faster and closer to the feedstock source, thereby ensuring more effective generation of GHG emission credits.
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-refineries in production for over 5 years – longer than any other 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 provide equipment whenever and wherever it is needed.
Speed of implementation
Rather than generating fuel at a central point and then distributing it to users, Green Fuels can bring fuel production to the users themselves. Green Fuels skid-mounted technology makes it easy to transport and install production plants where they are needed. Intuitive touch screen technology and robust engineering means a bio-refinery can be up and running within a matter of weeks, helping to work towards fuel targets and mandates as quickly as possible.
Green Fuels is helping local government in Mexico generate biodiesel and stimulate the economy. The state of Chiapas in Mexico is one of the poorest in the country. The Mexican government has introduced a Green Fuels FuelMatic plant to stimulate the local economy, encouraging farmers to grow feedstock and using the biodiesel to fuel its fleet of 71 buses.
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 (Royal Train) 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.
HM Prison Service (UK)
The Waste Oil Recycling Project in Prisons (WORPP) is reducing carbon emissions at the same time as helping offenders to develop new skills. Based at HMP Ford, an open prison near Arundel, the project takes used cooking oil from prison kitchens and converts it into biofuel for use in prison vehicles. Over 50 UK prisons now use Green Fuels equipment to recycle waste oil with more coming online in the next 12 months.
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 biofuel and fossil fuel. Results showed that all blended fuels have similar combustion characteristics and lower engine out emissions (hydrocarbons, carbon dioxide and smoke) than mineral diesel.