By enabling organisations to produce biofuel close to source, Green Fuels keeps transport costs down to create a viable business solution.
The traditional biodiesel model has entailed the creation of central processing hubs with new and used oils from surrounding areas transported to them and then processed. However, the costs can be prohibitive, as any large production plant is expensive to build and necessitates transport costs to bring in waste oil and deliver recycled biodiesel.
Larger biofuel plants also often fail because they cannot secure a reliable supply of feedstock to convert to biofuels. However, community-scale biofuel production enables farmers, entrepreneurs and established companies to start on a small scale and easily increase production as more oil is secured.
The decentralised model of Green Fuels technology is ideal for appropriately scaled production like this, bringing the plant right to the source of waste oil, or to the communities or facilities that will use the recycled biofuel. Transport costs are minimised and, as Green Fuels technology is fully scalable, operators can upscale as their needs evolve.
PWC Headquarters, London
PriceWaterhouseCoopers uses biodiesel from a Green Fuels processor to power its headquarters at London Bridge, making it the greenest building in London.
The company achieves a rate of 3.2kw per hour of energy per litre of biodiesel and uses this energy to generate electricity, heating and chilled water for its air conditioning system, and to provide power to work spaces.