Eric Barrett formed Millennium Gelfuel in Zimbabwe in 1996. In 2000, Millennium Gel won their section in a Renewable Energy competition hosted by the World Bank. The World Bank also provided research and development grants to Millennium Gel and tests were carried out throughout Africa e.g. Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Senegal, Mali, Malawi & Ethiopia on the Greenheat Gelfuel as an alternative fuel to wood, paraffin etc.
In 2000 Greenheat South Africa was opened in Durban to supply Gelfuel to the USA & UK. Currently Greenheat have factories and warehouses in Durban and Johannesburg. Research and development is constantly being done to improve and create new products. Eric is considered to the leading authority in the world on Gelfuel.
To source, develop and market a range of environmentally friendly flammable products that represent safe, clean and cost-effective alternatives to traditional wood, charcoal and toxic petroleum products.
To assist Government, NGOs and the private sector with the development of Ethanol Plants & Gel factories, creating employment from renewable agricultural sources.
The Gelfuel is an alternative fuel source to electricity, paraffin, methylated spirits, LPG, wood and dung. It is made from Ethanol which is derived from sugar cane and other renewable agricultural sources.
Gelfuel is is renewable, safe, clean, non toxic, non explosive, environmentally friendly & efficient. Gelfuel has a wide variety of applications. The burn time, flame colour and gel consistency are specifically formulated for each application.
The benefits of Gel over conventional petroleum products or firewood are :
Our factories and warehouses are located in Durban and Johannesburg, with appointed dealers and retailers, focusing on specific markets and products.