Welsh Economy Minister visits innovative clean fuel provider

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Vaughan Gething MS, the Welsh Minister for Economy, has visited FuelActive, to see first-hand how the company’s clean fuel delivery system is reducing fuel consumption and cutting exhaust emissions for customers across the world.

Cardiff-based Fuel Active has received extensive support from the Welsh Government, including the support of an Innovation Specialist who has provided advice and guidance on Intellectual Property, support for product Design and secured access to Welsh Government SMART Cymru and Innovate UK R&D funding. This support also enabled the business to access investment from the Development Bank for Wales as it continues to develop its advanced fuel-saving devices for a wide variety of industry sectors.

Following last year’s COP26 UN Climate Change Conference, Mr Gething was keen to see how a Welsh technology company is already helping businesses across the world to reduce fuel use by up to 5% – which translates to approximately 20% of the recent fuel cost increases – and to cut carbon emissions from transport, construction, industrial and agricultural machinery. He was also able to take a closer look at a range of future technology developments at the company.

FuelActive’s patented unit replaces a standard fuel pick-up pipe, to ensure that only the cleanest fuel in the tank is used by an engine’s fuel injection system. A floating pick-up pipe is used to draw fuel from the upper level in the tank, leaving any water and sediment in the bottom. Burning only the cleanest fuel available ensures the engine operates closest to the manufacturer’s design specification and is more reliable, with improved fuel consumption and reduced emissions.

A growing number of construction and mining companies across the world have opted for the clean fuel pick-up system, which requires less than an