Tag: UCO

New household cooking oils recycling to biofuels launched

New household cooking oils recycling to biofuels launched

July 1, 2018 |

In Scotland, the Scotland Borders Council launched a new service that allows the public to recycle their leftover cooking oils. The new service will see the collected oil cleaned, filtered and processed into biofuel, for use as vehicle fuel or for power and energy generation. The service is now available at all seven community recycling […]

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Czech company becomes first to produce biofuels from waste cooking oil in the country

Czech company becomes first to produce biofuels from waste cooking oil in the country

June 24, 2018 |

In the Czech Republic, Chemoprojekt is launching production of biodiesel made from waste frying oil and will be the first company in the country to do so, according to the daily Hospodářské noviny. “We expect to launch the production of biofuels from waste cooking oil at the end of September or beginning of October. The […]

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Eni begins UCO collection program amongst employees

Eni begins UCO collection program amongst employees

June 4, 2018 |

In Italy, Eni will begin collecting used cooking oils from the homes of its employees, which will then be converted into high-quality biofuels. This pioneering initiative is part of Eni’s commitment to adopt a circular economy program across all of its business areas, with the aim of maximizing efficiency and the sustainable use of energy. […]

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Total will use 25% UCO at La Mede biorefinery following farmer pressure

Total will use 25% UCO at La Mede biorefinery following farmer pressure

May 17, 2018 |

In France, Reuters reports that Total will limit its use of palm oil at its new La Mede biofuel refinery to 75% of production capacity with the remainder sourced from used cooking oil as a condition of its operating permit following pressure by French oilseed farmers concerned that all of the feedstock processed at the […]

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UK facilities company buys waste company to vertically integrate UCO supply chain

UK facilities company buys waste company to vertically integrate UCO supply chain

March 21, 2018 |

In the UK, facilities management company Vertas Group has purchased waste management company MMB Environmental with an eye on using the used cooking oil biodiesel produced by MMB almost entirely within the group to power grounds maintenance equipment such as lawnmowers and hedge trimmers. MMB has been collecting UCO from Vertas’ school catering services unit […]

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First UCO to biodiesel facility in Philippines now supplying biofuel to city vehicles

First UCO to biodiesel facility in Philippines now supplying biofuel to city vehicles

March 3, 2018 |

In the Philippines, Davao City created a government program to recycle used cooking oil into biodiesel, the first in the country. Every month, the city is collecting more than 10,000 liters of used cooking oil and converting it at a facility set up in 2017 with technical help from Japan. The facility is self-sustainable using […]

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Argus launches Chinese UCO and UCOME export price reporting

Argus launches Chinese UCO and UCOME export price reporting

January 31, 2018 |

In Singapore, surging exports of used cooking oil (UCO) and UCO methyl ester (UCOME) from China to Europe have led to a need for greater market transparency. Leading global energy and commodity news and price reporting agency Argus has responded by launching price assessments today for these products, which are used as biodiesel. The new assessments […]

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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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Philippines entrepreneur distributing his award winning fuel additive from UCO

Philippines entrepreneur distributing his award winning fuel additive from UCO

December 5, 2017 |

In the Philippines, a local entrepreneur has won several awards for the fuel additives he developed from used cooking oil that improves performance by rearranging the molecular structure of diesel, gasoline and motor oil. The product, called EFQ fuel and oil additive, is said to improve fuel combustion efficiency and reduce emissions. The inventor began […]

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ORNL researchers use old tires and UCO to produce biofuel

ORNL researchers use old tires and UCO to produce biofuel

August 2, 2017 |

In Tennessee, using a novel, reusable carbon material derived from old rubber tires, an Oak Ridge National Laboratory-led research team has developed a simple method to convert used cooking oil into biofuel. The team’s approach combines modified, recovered carbon with sulfuric acids, which is then mixed with free fatty acids in household vegetable oil to […]

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