Tag: UCO biodiesel

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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Italian UCO biodiesel production could jump with household collection

Italian UCO biodiesel production could jump with household collection

October 10, 2017 |

In Italy, household collection of used cooking oil could boost feedstock for biodiesel to 200,000 metric tons per year from the 70,000 tons currently collected from 100,000 restaurants. Eni recycles the UCO into biodiesel at its 360,000 ton biodiesel factory that will increase to 600,000 tons in 2020. The company is also set to invest […]

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Chilean city expands UCO biodiesel program into neighborhoods

Chilean city expands UCO biodiesel program into neighborhoods

October 4, 2017 |

In Chile, the city of Concepción has launched a used cooking oil collection program to complement the UCO collection from restaurants last year in an effort to boost biodiesel production. Last year, 165,000 liters of UCO was collected but hope the project’s expansion will see 200,000 liters collected annually as a result. Various collection points […]

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Mexican biodiesel producer growing thanks to higher fossil prices but margins thin

Mexican biodiesel producer growing thanks to higher fossil prices but margins thin

May 22, 2017 |

In Mexico, Smart Recycling has boosted its UCO biodiesel production 150% since January to more than 400 gallons per day thanks to the national oil company Pemex boosting fuel prices 20% around the same time, leading to nationwide protests. Though fossil fuel prices have returned to close to last year’s prices, demand remains for biodiesel […]

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Dartmouth College looking to transition to biomass and UCO biodiesel energy

Dartmouth College looking to transition to biomass and UCO biodiesel energy

April 27, 2017 |

In New Hampshire, Dartmouth College is exploring a transition from coal to biomass and potentially biodiesel from used cooking oil to produce part of its energy needs, integrating with solar, wind and other technologies as well. The plan is under development partially with its host city as well, some of whose schools have already transitioned […]

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Blue seeks to expand UCO biodiesel production into Abu Dhabi

Blue seeks to expand UCO biodiesel production into Abu Dhabi

April 18, 2017 |

In the United Arab Emirates, Tadweer will begin providing permits to companies collecting used cooking oil to produce biodiesel in Abu Dhabi but no timetable has been given for when those permits could be approved. One local waste oil recycler, Blue, had been waiting for permission so it could boost its collection and processing from […]

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Zaragoza supporting growth of UCO biodiesel program

Zaragoza supporting growth of UCO biodiesel program

December 26, 2016 |

In Spain, despite the European Commission’s recent policy shift away from promoting UCO biodiesel, the city of Zaragoza is helping to expand a project led by a local association supporting the integration of the disabled into the labor force through UCO collection and processing into biodiesel. The association has already created 26 jobs collecting UCO […]

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Argentina looking at UCO biodiesel but support is tepid

Argentina looking at UCO biodiesel but support is tepid

November 23, 2016 |

In Argentina, the legislature’s lower house has partially approved a plan by the upper house to promote the use of used cooking oil and other waste fats as feedstock for biodiesel. Biodiesel is currently produced from soy oil in the country, and is a major use for the oil that is suffering from low prices […]

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