Tag: UAE

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company exploring biofuel for marine transporation

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company exploring biofuel for marine transporation

February 3, 2020 |

In the UAE, the National newspaper reports that the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company plans to trial the use of biofuel in shipping on the back of pressure from the International Maritime Organization’s new Sulphur limits for bunker fuel that came into effect on January 1. Trials will be done with ferry runs from Abu […]

Read More

Tadweer to begin paying for UCO to source feedstock for biodiesel production

Tadweer to begin paying for UCO to source feedstock for biodiesel production

January 27, 2020 |

In the UAE, Gulf News reports that Tadweer says residents as well as restaurants will be able to sell, not donate as is common in many markets, their used cooking oil for biodiesel feedstock by the end of 2020. Cafeterias and hotels can also participate in the scheme. The company’s general manager said UCO will […]

Read More

IRENA/ADFD announce $24 million in loans for bioenergy projects

IRENA/ADFD announce $24 million in loans for bioenergy projects

January 14, 2020 |

In the UAE, the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) confirmed the allocation of approximately $105 million for eight renewable energy projects in developing countries in the seventh cycle of the IRENA/ADFD Project Facility, of which two are bio-based. In the Maldives, a waste-to-energy plant project in the city of Addu will receive an ADFD […]

Read More

Etihad Airways teams with Boeing on “Greenliner” which will include biofuel flights

Etihad Airways teams with Boeing on “Greenliner” which will include biofuel flights

November 18, 2019 |

In the UAE, Etihad Airways and Boeing announced a first-of-its-kind ‘eco partnership’, in which a specially-themed Boeing 787 Dreamliner will be used to test products, procedures and initiatives designed to reduce aircraft carbon emissions. The ‘Etihad Greenliner’, to be introduced early next year, will be used by both companies to explore and assess environmental sustainability […]

Read More

UAE consortium teams on Salicornia project

UAE consortium teams on Salicornia project

November 12, 2019 |

In the UAE, under the auspices of Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority (ADAFSA), the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) has signed an agreement with eight farms in Al Khatam and Al Khaznah, at the Emirates of Abu Dhabi, to launch a research project to tap the potential of reject brine, wastewater from desalination […]

Read More

UAE launches microalgae biomass project Green Barjeel

UAE launches microalgae biomass project Green Barjeel

October 1, 2019 |

In the UAE, the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) announced the launch of the Green Barjeel research project that aims to leverage innovative methods to grow microalgae biomass with a high lipid content in tower-shaped structures. Run in cooperation with American University of Sharjah (AUS) and Khalifa University (KU), the project involves collecting […]

Read More

UAE’s Neutral Fuels expands into India and Bahrain with eye on IPO

UAE’s Neutral Fuels expands into India and Bahrain with eye on IPO

July 22, 2019 |

In the UAE, the National newspaper reports that local company Neutral Fuels who fuels McDonald’s fleet with UCO-based biodiesel based on its own UCO is expanding into India and Bahrain with the Indian facility near New Delhi under commissioning at the moment. Two more facilities are also under development in the UAE following a successful […]

Read More

IRENA renewable energy job report shows bioenergy jobs rose to 3.18 million in 2018

IRENA renewable energy job report shows bioenergy jobs rose to 3.18 million in 2018

July 8, 2019 |

In the UAE, IRENA’s latest annual renewable energy jobs reports shows widespread adoption of renewable energy technologies creates employment opportunities up and down the supply chain. Worldwide, the sector employed 11 million people at the end of 2018, according to this sixth edition of the Renewable Energy and Jobs series. Global bioenergy jobs in 2018 […]

Read More

Kenyan authorities nab smuggled ethanol dressed up as spaghetti

Kenyan authorities nab smuggled ethanol dressed up as spaghetti

May 15, 2019 |

In Kenya, local press reports that customs authorities have nabbed nearly 60,000 liters of illegally-imported ethanol originating from the UAE that was identified as spaghetti—and even surrounded by more than 10,000 packets of spaghetti to hide it—in an effort to avoid paying taxes. Clearing agents and the importer responsible for the shipment are currently under […]

Read More

Neutral Fuels one of 7 to win a spot in Mohammed bin Rashid Innovation Fund Accelerator

Neutral Fuels one of 7 to win a spot in Mohammed bin Rashid Innovation Fund Accelerator

April 16, 2019 |

In the UAE, Neutral Fuels, the Dubai-based company that converts locally sourced waste into locally consumed biofuel, has won a place on the Mohammed bin Rashid Innovation Fund Accelerator (MBRIFA). The program was established under the UAE Ministry of Finance to accelerate the expansion of pioneering, innovative businesses. The company was one of just seven […]

Read More