Charles Anderson – Founder of Golden Fuel Systems

Charles & Dawnette Anderson

Golden Fuel Systems Founder and president, Charles Anderson was born and raised in Alaska.  His early experiences in the Last Frontier helped to give him the background to start One of the first SVO companies in the world.

Before Starting Golden Fuel Systems Charles, was a Land Surveyor, and a Log home builder.  Also fluent in Japanese, he spent several years as a Japanese speaking tour guide, and worked in the medical industry as an interpreter.

Married with 4 children, Charles and his wife, Dawnette, enjoy spending time with their family and home schooling their children. He also enjoys sailing, and flying his paraplane.

One of his proudest moments,  “We were on a trip with the kids where we had to rent a car.  I had’t realized how much the veggie oil business had affected my kids.  When we pulled up to the gas station to put gasoline in the rental car,  (no one rents a diesel)  My kids looked around and asked, ‘Dad, What are we doing here?’.  They are so used to gathering our fuel from restaurants, they didn’t know what a filling station was.  It was a great moment.  Teach them while they are young.

History of Golden Fuel Systems

Charles Anderson

Although he didn’t realize it at the time, his childhood and early teen years were shaping and preparing him to become the leader in the SVO (Straight Vegetable Oil) industry. Over the many years spent tinkering with his grandfather on Diesel Engines in the garage his curiosity and respect for this often misunderstood engine grew.

Years later, after reading more extensively about Rudolf Diesel, Charles realized we were not living up to Mr. Rudolf’s original vision of using plant based fuels to power his newly invented engine. In fact, the original Diesel Engine was run on a variety of fuels, including pure Peanut Oil. Through further research Charles realized that the most well known Biofuel for the Diesel engine (Biodiesel) isn’t the only way to use vegetable oil in a diesel engine. Knowing there must be a more efficient method for burning plant based oils in a diesel engine, the mental gears started to turn. In the end, Charles concluded that modifying the engine once to be able to burn SVO (Straight Vegetable Oil) would be much more efficient in some cases, than modifying each gallon of vegetable oil into Biodiesel.

After much experimentation in the shop on his diesel Toyota pickup truck, Charles emerged with a functioning SVO fuel System. Charles realized that there were probably countless others who would love to get out of the petroleum cycle but have neither the time nor inclination to start from scratch. This realization was the birth of Golden Fuel Systems and like so many other great ideas, it started in the Garage. From those humble beginnings GFS has continued to evolve into the leader in the Global SVO community.

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Customer Testimonial

It has been just over 3 weeks now and I just wanted to let you know how the use of WVO was going. I have log about 2800 miles since you and Pillard made the conversion to my F-250 truck. The trip back to Dallas was long and we made just one stop for a drive through dinner. We drove all but 30 miles of the 630 miles from your shop on veggie oil. I drove the "Beast" ( that is the name that my employees call my truck) hard and fast just to see what was in it. We noticed a change in power while going up and down the west side of the Ozarks. But to my surprise, the beast had MORE POWER. All of my employees that have drove it say the same thing. I am getting about 19.5 mpg on veggie vs 20 mpg on diesel. Not bad for free fuel. I am spending about $5.00 per 200-250 gal on filters and latex disposable gloves. I have also loaded down the truck with tile to see if there is any lost of power under a load. I mean a real load, close to 6000 lbs. in the bed. This is just unbelievable. No loss what so ever. I also want to thank you for sending the switch so expediently. I know that it was only a $2.00 switch, but I wanted to know how you would stand by your product before I started referring Greasel.com. By the way, I have given out every bumper sticker that you gave me and now have gone to writing the web address down on the back of my own cards. I am for the record, very happy that I chose Greasel.com for my truck conversion. I told you while I was up there that I was not a tree hugger but a mere business man trying to save a buck. I am recovering about $100.00 dollars a week by using the veggie oil. Not bad for someone who sent more than $4000.00 on diesel last year. So far since the conversion, I have spent about $10.00 (3 gal @ $1.33 pg). That is 2800 miles for $10.00. Not a bad return on my investment. Thanks again,
Lonnie M