Review and video interviews from BP’s 'Fuelling the Future' Showcase in London Hammersmith - PetrolPlaza on the road

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Posted / Last update: 18-07-2012
BP is the 'Official Oil and Gas Partner of the London 2012 Olympic Games' and will be providing advanced fuel to the official fleet of over 5,000 vehicles. A pilot petrol station at London Hammersmith was inaugurated at a showcase event held on 17th July. In the course of this event BP presented their newly developped biofuels whilst Wayne, A GE Energy Business, showcased the product chosen for this pilot installation – the new Helix™ fuel dispenser.

Watch our video interviews with representatives from BP and Wayne on PetrolPlaza TV.


[FOLLOW THIS LINK] to watch the interview with Phil New, CEO BP Biofuels.

to watch the interview with Brad Schumacher, Senior Director Global & Strategic Accounts, Wayne.

About the Wayne Helix™ fuel dispenser
BP challenged Wayne to design and build a fuel dispenser that could showcase BP’s future product aspirations from both a fuelling and payment perspective. The station of the future will likely see increasing levels of bio components blended into conventional fossil fuels such as petrol and diesel. Wayne has been a strategic global supplier to BP for nearly 30 years, providing fuel dispenser and payment solutions to BP affiliates in the U.S., Europe, Turkey and South Africa.

"Being selected by BP as the featured dispenser for its London 2012 biofuels showcase speaks to the commitment Wayne has made to elevate the standard for the modern fuelling experience,” said Neil Thomas, Wayne Global President. “We created this dispenser for an increasingly globalized world, with significant input from our customers and from motorists worldwide. It’s a product line that will be the same for all Wayne customers in all regions.”

“Hammersmith is a showcase for ’industry’s firsts,’ and we have been delighted to work with our partner, Wayne, to continue this theme,” said Stewart Bates, BP design manager Europe, ANZ, SA & Russia. “With the installation of the world’s first Helix dispenser, designed and engineered to the needs of tomorrow’s fuelling stations, we will continue to highlight what is possible.”

Wayne will be unveiling Helix fuel dispensers at Expo Postos & Conveniência in Rio de Janeiro, Automechanika in Frankfurt and the NACS Show in Las Vegas in August, September and October respectively. Orders will be accepted starting in late 2012. If you would like to know more about the Wayne Helix™ fuel dispenser line, please [FOLLOW THIS LINK].

About the new BP biofuels
One of the three advanced biofuels is made from purpose-grown energy grasses. It is called cellulosic ethanol. Blended with BP Ultimate unleaded it is, at 103, the highest-octane fuel ever pumped from an UK forecourt. Another of the biofuels transforms sugars into a renewable diesel fuel that performs like conventional diesel. Sugar-to-diesel can be made from any source of sugar and BP is currently developing the technology to take it from lab to pump.

The third advanced biofuel is biobutanol, made by the advanced fermentation of plant sugars by a special microorganism. The result is today’s highest energy density gasoline biofuel, delivering more miles per tank and offering excellent compatibility with modern engines compared to conventional biofuels. The biobutanol used to fuel part of the Games fleet has been produced in the Butamax joint venture demonstration plant, constructed by BP and DuPont in the UK (Hull). This plant is at the forefront of developing the biobutanol technology which will be deployed globally at full commercial scale.

BP believes that biofuels done well have a real part to play in meeting the energy demands of the future. Currently biofuels already make up three per cent of transport fuels used around the world and BP estimates they could account for seven per cent of all transport fuels by 2030.

Philip New, CEO BP Biofuels, explained: “These breakthrough technologies will redefine biofuels. By incorporating them in the fuels for London 2012 we have taken the next generation of biofuels from the laboratory to the road.”


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