Edward Goossens established GUTTS in 2009, realising the market potential for smart renewable fuels in motorsports. Edward holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Amsterdam and found his ‘çlick’ at the World Wildlife Fund for Nature developing a sustainability strategy for the Dutch Automotive sector. He has a relentless conviction that motorsports can be part of the solution for a smarter energy supply for the worlds mobility needs.
Mats van Santen is Account-/Projectmanager in charge of Account Management and Event Logistics. A recent Master Degree in Business Economics, he is liaising with event organisers and the growing number of clients on fuel deliveries, safety and logistics.
Dennis Goossens is in charge of production and logistics, making sure that fuel meets quality standards and gets to all events safely and on time. Dennis has great experience in emerging markets and product development, having spent a large portion of his career working in/from China.
Jurian van Ruiten is in charge of special projects and marketing. Jurian is both a successful project manager and race car driver, haven driven in most of the big Benelux Racing series. He knows what makes a driver ‘tick’.
The very first results in sustainable motorsports were achieved in 2007 when GUTTS convinced the governing body in the Netherlands to allow the use of E85 in rallying, opening the way to a wider allowance of renewable fuels. The reason for even attempting this was stubbornness; after 3 years working on sustainable mobility at the World Wild Life Fund, rally driver and GUTTS founder, Edward Goossens just could not see any other way to combine his two passions.
After getting the fuel allowed, GUTTS took a small role in supplying E85 to teams and drivers, developed and delivered a methanol fuel and in 2010 supplied GEM Fuel in the Netherlands. The break through moment came after the approval of the FIA to allow GEM Fuel to be used in the WRC.
Since 2013 GUTTS has produced and sold over 250.000L of Renewable Race Fuel, worked with key industry partners in the OEM, Science and Renewable Fuel Industry, celebrated over 500 stage- or race wins and reduced approximately 300.000kg of CO2.
As a fuel supplier, GUTTS provides excellent service to all of its clients in various race series. Our current contracts are with the Drive D-Mack Fiesta Trophy in the World Rally Championship, the Belgian Rally Championship, the Dutch Rally Championship and various clients across Europe.
In short our mission is to supply robust, affordable renewable race fuels and thus provide both ASN’s and Championship Organizers with a ‘Plug & Play’ method to have an answer to the sustainability demands of this time, be part of motorsports in tomorrow’s world and enjoy great service at the same time.