Tag: UAE

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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New IRENA report shows major 2G biofuel potential for Southeast Asia

New IRENA report shows major 2G biofuel potential for Southeast Asia

July 24, 2017 |

In the UAE, a new report from IRENA says Southeast Asia has considerable resources to produce liquid biofuels sustainably, using biomass feedstocks that would not cause carbon-dioxide emissions or interfere with food supply. Fulfilling the region’s biofuel potential would depend on increased residue collection from food crops and forest products, intensified cultivation of farmland, and […]

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UAE UCO recycler promoting collection for biodiesel at Dubai schools

UAE UCO recycler promoting collection for biodiesel at Dubai schools

May 2, 2017 |

In the UAE, in an effort to sensitize parents and children about the environmental impact of improper disposal of used cooking oil, Dubai’s Blue waste management company has teamed with local schools to promote UCO collection for later processing into biodiesel. Though the program began as a competition between five schools, permanent UCO collecting bins […]

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Neutral Fuels successfully uses dairy waste to produce biofuels

Neutral Fuels successfully uses dairy waste to produce biofuels

February 22, 2017 |

In the UAE, after two years of research into new and improved ways to create biofuels, Neutral Fuels has become the first company to successfully use butter, cream and ghee waste as a feedstock for creating commercial biofuel. Importantly, the new fuel is of the same high quality as the vegetable oil-derived biofuel that Neutral […]

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Masdar researchers find ISEAS jet fuel reduces GHG emissions by up to 68%

Masdar researchers find ISEAS jet fuel reduces GHG emissions by up to 68%

December 26, 2016 |

In the UAE, researchers at Masdar Institute and Qatar University found the Integrated Seawater Energy Agriculture System can produce aviation biofuels, electricity, and food while afforesting coastal desert land, acting as a long-term sink for carbon, minimizing freshwater consumption, and having beneficial land use impacts when compared to fossil jet fuel production. Based on a […]

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