Bredenoord tests alternative fuels
This autumn, Bredenoord, supplier of mobile energy, will commit itself to the real-life testing of alternative fuels such as synthetic diesel and bio fuels. Lately, new and more sustainable fuels are being developed. It is Bredenoord’s objective to acquire practical experience with new cleaner fuels for the use with generators. For example on 4, 5 and 6 September during the World Port Days in Rotterdam, the Bredenoord ESaver running GTL (Gas-to-Liquid) Fuel by Shell will be operational in the SummerLabb. Based on the results of the real-life testing Bredenoord will advise its customers, such as event organizers, on the most reliable and sustainable power solution for their event.
The use of alternative fuels in mobile energy solutions can contribute to sustainability. The new fuels that are currently under development as alternatives for fossil-based diesel are very diverse. For example all kinds of different raw material is being used for the fuels, varying from gas, fossil and biological residual flows. In order to transform these raw materials into fuels different chemical processes are being deployed. What is also notable is that the specifications of a specific fuel type may vary largely per supplier.
Smartest solution per situation
Sustainable fuels, with an as low as possible environmental impact from source to daily use, are becoming increasingly important. "The ultimate alternative fuel does not (yet) exist," says Margien Storm van Leeuwen, manager New Business, Marketing and Communication at Bredenoord. "There are many favourable alternatives, each with their own pros and cons. We map out what can be used best in which situation. We measure what the emission savings are in comparison with traditional diesel, and what the consequences are for the engines and the environment. During the pilots we also work with fuel types that are still in the approval process of the engine manufacturers, e.g. the Shell GTL Fuel. This natural gas-based fuel has a cleaner combustion and offers an emission reduction in comparison with standard diesel made from petroleum.
The Apeldoorn family concern has over 75 years of experience in the field of engineering, production, sale and rental of smart energy solutions. Nowadays Bredenoord focusses on the development of more efficient and more sustainable generators. Based on its Clear Concept philosophy new solutions are being brought to market, based on new fuels, new conversion technologies and increase of efficiency and emission reduction. In addition to the Dutch market Bredenoord is also operational throughout all of Europe via its offices in Germany and Denmark.
For more information you can contact Margien Storm van Leeuwen, manager New Business at Bredenoord.