Tag: UAE

Dubai’s Sustainable City to go B100 for second construction phase

Dubai’s Sustainable City to go B100 for second construction phase

July 18, 2018 |

In the UAE, The Sustainable City, the Middle East’s first fully operational sustainable community, has adopted B100 biodiesel to fuel the construction of the new buildings in phase 2 including Fairgreen International School, Hotel Indigo, and the innovation centre. The renewable fuel alternative is manufactured from the used cooking oil consumed by the restaurants at […]

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McDonald’s UAE clocks 10 million kilometers on biodiesel blend

McDonald’s UAE clocks 10 million kilometers on biodiesel blend

June 27, 2018 |

In the UAE, McDonald’s UAE announced that its logistics fleet of biodiesel delivery trucks have clocked a whopping 10,000,000 kilometers since the launch of the initiative seven years ago, saving 8,563 tons of carbon dioxide in the process and contributing to improve air quality in the country. Since July 2011, McDonald’s UAE’s logistics fleet has […]

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Nestlé Waters in Dubai trialing B20 in its delivery fleet

Nestlé Waters in Dubai trialing B20 in its delivery fleet

June 7, 2018 |

In the UAE, Nestlé Waters has introduced B20 sourced from Neutral Fuels in 10 of its fleet vehicles in Dubai as part of a trial that began in May. The move is part of the company’s goals to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 10% by 2020 based on 2014 levels. Using biodiesel sourced from […]

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ENOC to trial B5 in Dubai municipal truck fleet

ENOC to trial B5 in Dubai municipal truck fleet

April 19, 2018 |

In the UAE, national oil company ENOC has teamed with the City of Dubai to trial B5 in the city’s truck fleet in an effort to develop projects aligned with the UAE Energy Plan for 2050 and the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy as well as demonstrate ENOC’s capacity to supply tailor-made solutions for customers. Dubai’s […]

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Tadweer to open UCO recycling facility in Abu Dhabi by year’s end

Tadweer to open UCO recycling facility in Abu Dhabi by year’s end

January 11, 2018 |

In the UAE, Tadweer will open the Abu Dhabi’s first used cooking oil recycling facility by the end of the year where it will produce biodiesel and other products. The project is in line with the government’s goal to reduce landfilling of waste by 60% by 2020. Most UCO in the emirate currently is either […]

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UAE researchers produce biodiesel from date pits

UAE researchers produce biodiesel from date pits

November 20, 2017 |

In the UAE, a group researchers led by UAE University found that date pits hold nearly 12% oil that is suitable for biodiesel production at about 90% efficiency. The study Biodiesel Production from Oils Extracted from Date Pits, appears in the journal Green and Sustainable Chemistry. “It’s a waste material. It’s not a valuable material we’re looking […]

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Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium celebrates first harvest of Salicornia feedstock

Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium celebrates first harvest of Salicornia feedstock

October 2, 2017 |

In the UAE, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology’s Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium (SBRC) – a non-profit entity supported by Etihad Airways, Boeing, Takreer, Safran and General Electric –announced that its flagship project, the Seawater Energy and Agriculture System (SEAS), has reached a critical milestone in its development of sustainable aviation biofuels through the first […]

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UAE construction company gets solar-biodiesel hybrid system

UAE construction company gets solar-biodiesel hybrid system

September 27, 2017 |

In the UAE, for the first time in the Middle East, a hybrid solar-biodiesel installation has been installed at construction company Multiplex’s offices in the Dubai International Financial Centre. The system integrates 40kWp of solar panels with 200kWh of batteries using diesel generators as a back up, supplied by Neutral Fuels’ biodiesel, reducing diesel consumption […]

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UAE services company installs biodiesel fueling station for its waste compactor trucks

UAE services company installs biodiesel fueling station for its waste compactor trucks

September 27, 2017 |

In the UAE, Imdaad has launched a biodiesel fueling station at its facility in Jebel Ali to fuel its waste compactor trucks. Lootah Biofuels will supply the filling station. Before the installation of the storage tank and fueling station, the company underwent a fueling trial with five of its vehicles. The move is part of […]

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Emirates National Oil Company launches biodiesel blend for commercial users

Emirates National Oil Company launches biodiesel blend for commercial users

September 4, 2017 |

In the UAE, Emirates National Oil Company has launched a biodiesel blend using both used cooking oil and animal fats as feedstock. The “Biodiesel 5” release is aimed at complying with the UAE Energy Plan that seeks to wean the country off of fossil fuels by 2050 through a mix of renewable fuels, clean energy […]

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