Tag: UCO biodiesel

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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Hong Kong UCO biodiesel producer looks to expand to the mainland

Hong Kong UCO biodiesel producer looks to expand to the mainland

November 4, 2016 |

In China, Bahrain-based ASB Biodiesel is looking to set up a UCO biodiesel facility in the Pearl River Delta on the Chinese mainland following its successful 2014 launch of a 100,000 ton per year facility in Hong Kong. The current facility collects UCO from Hong Kong, Singapore and Guangdong province, and expects to operate at […]

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Indian UCO biodiesel producer to build plant in Armenia

Indian UCO biodiesel producer to build plant in Armenia

September 29, 2016 |

In Armenia, India’s Proalgen Biotech is looking to take advantage of the country’s used vegetable oil stocks to build a EUR20 million biodiesel facility. A memorandum of understanding to develop the city was signed on Wednesday during an Indian investment delegation to the country. Proalgen Biotech already operates two UCO biodiesel plants in India and […]

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Brazilian trucking company sets up UCO biodiesel production to supply 20% of its fuel

Brazilian trucking company sets up UCO biodiesel production to supply 20% of its fuel

August 9, 2016 |

In Brazil, Camaquã Distribuidora has set up a biodiesel production facility to supply 20% of its fuel needs for its trucking fleet. Production began two months ago, providing about 20 million liters of biodiesel per month using UCO as feedstock. Since diesel already has 7% biodiesel blended at the pump, the company estimates its vehicles […]

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