Tag: UCO biodiesel

UCO biodiesel picking up in Turkey and could double in a few years to 70,000 tons

UCO biodiesel picking up in Turkey and could double in a few years to 70,000 tons

May 20, 2019 |

In Turkey, Prensa Latina reports that the biodiesel industry from used cooking oil is finally picking up in the country. Last year’s fledgling production saw about 35,000 metric tons being turned into about $35 million worth of biodiesel, a figure the national biodieisel association said could double in just a few years as production tries […]

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Yum China Holdings first to get ISCC certification for UCO biodiesel

Yum China Holdings first to get ISCC certification for UCO biodiesel

May 16, 2019 |

In China, Yum China Holdings, Inc. announced on May 13, 2019 that it is the first restaurant company in China to get the ISCC (International Sustainability and Carbon Certification) certification for its used cooking oil that will be converted into sustainable biodiesel following a successful pilot project in Chengdu. Yum China launched its first biodiesel […]

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Bio-D successfully producing and marketing UCO biodiesel in India

Bio-D successfully producing and marketing UCO biodiesel in India

May 15, 2019 |

In India, Bio-D has achieved 95% efficiency in biodiesel production from used cooking oil, processing about 6 metric tons per day, creating fuel that reduces greenhouse gases by up to 75%. Currently the company collects oil from more than 1,000 restaurants around the National Capital Region including McDonald’s, KFC and Burger King, paying 3.5 cents […]

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UCO collection to benefit charity on the rise in South Jakarta

UCO collection to benefit charity on the rise in South Jakarta

May 8, 2019 |

In Indonesia, the environment agency for South Jakarta has begun collecting used cooking oil in its district that it then sells to biodiesel companies for use as feedstock, but the proceeds are going to social programs for the poor and orphans. By focusing on revenue generation for charity, the agency hopes to encourage residents and […]

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McDonald’s could boost UCO biodiesel production 20% in the UK with new upgrades

McDonald’s could boost UCO biodiesel production 20% in the UK with new upgrades

April 15, 2019 |

In the UK, edie reports that McDonald’s is set to boost its biodiesel production thanks to a partnership with German appliance manufacturer Miele who will update its washing machines at more than 1,300 restaurants around that country to increase grease collection. Miele says that upgrading its washers will allow McDonald’s to boost its biodiesel production […]

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Indian UCO biodiesel program expanding to Indore

Indian UCO biodiesel program expanding to Indore

January 10, 2019 |

In India, the Times of India newspaper reports that the used cooking oil collection and biodiesel production program supported by the RUCO app is expanding to Indore where a biodiesel production facility will be set up. Restaurants will be paid 43 cents per liter for UCO that has a total polar compound higher than 25. […]

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Indian UCO biodiesel producer preparing to launch production by year’s end

Indian UCO biodiesel producer preparing to launch production by year’s end

October 30, 2018 |

In India, Bio D Energy has moved out of its pilot phase and into commercial collection of used cooking oil throughout the New Delhi Capital Region, collecting from more than 700 kitchens, and has expanded into Haryana and Punjab ahead of biodiesel production that will begin at its Haryana facility by year’s end. The company […]

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Indian McDonald’s franchisee goes in big for UCO biodiesel

Indian McDonald’s franchisee goes in big for UCO biodiesel

July 23, 2018 |

In India, the Press Trust of India reports that the McDonald’s master franchisee for the western and southern parts of the country is rolling out a pilot program where used cooking oil from its restaurants will be used to produce biodiesel that will then fuel part of its refrigerated truck fleet. The pilot will start […]

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7-11 in Japan look to UCO biodiesel to reduce CO2 emissions

7-11 in Japan look to UCO biodiesel to reduce CO2 emissions

March 28, 2018 |

In Japan, the Nikkei reports 7-11 is looking to cut its CO2 emissions in Ehime Prefecture by 5% thanks to transitioning its refrigerator truck fleet to biodiesel produced from used cooking oil, and may extend the practice to its freezer and non-refrigerated trucks as well, or even to other prefectures. The prefecture has more than […]

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Indian UCO biodiesel industry impeded by lack of supply chain

Indian UCO biodiesel industry impeded by lack of supply chain

January 9, 2018 |

In India, the lack of an established supply chain for used cooking oil has impeded the growth of UCO biodiesel, something that must be addressed if more producers are to pop up around the country or if producers want to increase their production. The main competitor for non-edible UCO are soap makers who pay a […]

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