Sometimes when an Eco-Scams reader sends me a link I think it has to be a wind up, Green Future Fuels is one. The product is nonsense (from their description their fuel additive appears to be just bio-diesel), the claims are ridiculous, it all the hallmarks of a scam and the text does not make sense (both scientifically and in English generally, not that my English is always great but they are trying to look like professionals).
Even weirder than all of this they appear to have stolen the picture off the back of my book and used it on their website! (OK, so it is likely that it is just a free stock picture).
They claim to be Dunn and Bradstree [sic]. Dun and Bradstree (note Dun not Dunn) [Update: have corrected this Dun/Dunn error since I first wrote this post] are a massive fortune 500 company in the US. Dun and Bradstree are easily contacted and of course they know nothing about Green Future Fuels.
There is no address for Green Future Fuels on their website, not even a phone number [Note: they have added one now, apparently they now reside on Regent Street in London above a shoe shop]. The domain-name is registered to Apartment 603 Landmark House, 11 The Broadway, Bradford, West Yorkshire England. A little more digging indicates a company number 07782434, director called Mr Ansar Ali (4th Floor Bristol & West House, Post Office Road, Bournemouth) and related companies “Miana Technologies Ltd” and “Cmu Trading Ltd” (both also in Bournemouth)…
Someone called Zaya Dad (another Director of Green Future Fuels, apparently) has been contacting folks that I know at local authorities trying to sell the magic fuel-saving product, he claims that their product can reduce “the Fuel Consumption by up to 25% or more and reduction of Green House emissions by up to 75%” [the weird capitalisation is his not mine, and it crops up again in the comments below] … Does that sound like nonsense to you? A 25% increase in MPG with the addition of a few drops of fuel additive? Those are some seriously wacky claims and, what a shocker, they offer no evidence to back it up.
Zaya (19 Melfort Road, Thornton Heath, Surrey) appears to have been director of three, all now dissolved, companies.
I was passed, by a friend who GFF tried to scam, this proof that it works. They claim to have done the test twice, on the road, with no controls, no blinding, no error analysis…
Twice? That hardly counts as repeatable!
On the road? No consistency there then, different vehicles, different routes, different conditions, different drivers…
They neglect to tell us how they measured the fuel consumption and they make no estimation of the uncertainty in the measurements they made and therefore there is no statistical analysis of the accuracy of the measurements taken. This is crucial because if you are claiming a 30% increase in MPG and the accuracy of your measurements is 50% (which is quite likely given the terrible quality of the test) then your 30% gain is meaningless and lost in the 50% inaccuracy.
This proof is nothing more than risible, ridiculous meaningless crap!!
These guys are supposed to be an international company of scientists that have developed a miracle new physics deifying fuel additive and yest they consider this a well designed scientific test?
Add to this that despite having been to university for decades (they must have been, right? they are scientists after all!) they cant write a sentence that makes sense to science or sense in English, can’t spell, Capitalize words For No reason… You would have to be an idiot to believe this.
This is a scam. Report them to the ASA and don’t buy there nonsense.
– Zaya has still not set his legal team on me after a month of threatening to. Good thing I was not holding my breath…
– However he has tried to get Loughborough University (where I am indeed a student) to “discipline” me. Zaya thinks this blog is something Loughborough University should be interested in. Can anyone else see a connection, because we can’t.