The military sector faces significant logistic challenges delivering fuel to some of the most inhospitable and challenging environments in the world. Meanwhile, the sheer number of service personnel who need their three meals a day makes the military one of the world’s largest producers of waste cooking oil.
Green Fuels technology is the ideal solution, converting waste oil into fuel at source and eliminating the need to transport large volumes of fuel across difficult and hostile terrain. That doesn’t just deliver cost-efficiencies, it averts risk too.
Rising to the military challenge
Governments are tasking their military operations with implementing effective policies and strategies to safeguard the environment. The armed services also face tough economic challenges, forced to find cost savings yet facing escalating fuel costs as deployments reach around the world. Simply delivering fuel to men on the ground can be cost prohibitive.
Green Fuels enables military operations to produce their own fuel economically and efficiently at the point of use. As one of the world’s leading producers of waste oil, the military sector is ideally placed to harness biodiesel production to reduce both costs and risk.
Speed of implementation
Rather than generating fuel at a central point and then distributing it to units in the field, Green Fuels can bring fuel production to the units themselves. With its unique patented GSX technology, Green Fuels skid-mounted equipment makes it easy to transport and install production plants where they are needed. Our containerised options can be dropped into place as and when needed and powered by a biodiesel generator. Intuitive touch screen technology using intelligent GSM software and robust engineering means a plant can be up and running within a matter of days, helping to recycle waste oil and generate fuel as quickly as possible.
Compelling cost benefits
Fossil diesel price volatility, constant price increases and budgets under pressure, dictate the need for genuine cost savings. As one of the largest producers of waste oil the military sector has an opportunity to achieve these efficiencies and eliminate risks in fuel transportation by producing their own biofuel from their own waste cooking oil, effectively closing the loop on fuel production.
Green Fuels in action
Since 2007 Green Fuels has been supplying high quality fuel to the Royal Train and other vehicles in the royal fleet in the United Kingdom. The Royal Train is the only example in the world of a commercial train running on B100 (100% biodiesel) fuel and is a testament to the quality produced by Green Fuels technology.
- Prince allows glimpse of life on board the Royal Train as he launches Start initiative [Daily Telegraph]
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.
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.
Green Fuels most popular processor comes in 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.
Now in its eighth version, Green Fuels bespoke intelligent software manages and controls via advanced sensors and microprocessors every aspect of the refinery process through its touchscreen panel. Updates to the software and even diagnostic operations can be achieved centrally from Green Fuels HQ.
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. Results showed that all blended fuels from a wide source of feedstock materials have similar combustion characteristics and lower engine out emissions (hydrocarbons, carbon dioxide and smoke) than mineral diesel.