Tag: UCO

Netherlands may drop double counting for UCO depending on fraud investigation results

Netherlands may drop double counting for UCO depending on fraud investigation results

September 12, 2019 |

In Belgium, Euractiv reports that allegations of unsustainable palm oil being used for biodiesel but calling it used cooking oil have seen both the UK and the Netherlands launch investigations to get to the bottom of the controversy. If it ends up being true, the Netherlands says it could force the end of double counting […]

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New NNFCC report slams UK’s use of imported UCO for biofuels

New NNFCC report slams UK’s use of imported UCO for biofuels

July 15, 2019 |

In the UK, NNFCC has released a new report on the ‘Implications of Imported Used Cooking Oil as Biodiesel Feedstock.’ The report discusses how UK biofuels policy: • Is driving the growing use of imported Used Cooking Oil to produce biodiesel • Why there’s a need for rigorous checks on the providence of Used Cooking […]

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Federal grand jury charges band of 21 in UCO theft, money laundering and immigration fraud

Federal grand jury charges band of 21 in UCO theft, money laundering and immigration fraud

June 24, 2019 |

In North Carolina, the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina announced that a federal grand jury in Raleigh has returned a Superseding Indictment charging 21 individuals from North Carolina, New York, Turkey, Mexico and El Salvador on charges of conspiracy to commit interstate transportation of stolen used cooking oil, money laundering, […]

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Where is NEXT Renewable Fuels going next and why we want them as a neighbor

Where is NEXT Renewable Fuels going next and why we want them as a neighbor

June 9, 2019 |

            NEXT Renewable Fuels, Inc. is leading the way in turning recycled organic materials, like used cooking oil – white and brown grease, animal tallow and a variety of vegetable oils – into renewable transportation fuels, like second-generation advanced green diesel and other products, with their Oregon facility. Representing an […]

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India considering mandating UCO feedstock for biofuel

India considering mandating UCO feedstock for biofuel

February 17, 2019 |

In India, Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that the government is “considering mandating biofuel from used cooking oil as advanced biofuel which can be blended with biodiesel,” which will help the government reach their goal of 20% ethanol and 5% biodiesel by 2030 under their biofuel policy, according to News18. “We have set a target […]

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Deal between Eni and RenOils to boost collection of UCO

Deal between Eni and RenOils to boost collection of UCO

February 17, 2019 |

In Italy, Eni and RenOils signed a collaboration agreement to promote the recovery of used vegetable oils. Eni currently makes use of approximately 50% of the used cooking oil available in Italy and, in part thanks to RenOils-member regeneration companies, will extend its capacity to produce high-quality biofuel from this waste in the company’s bio-refinery […]

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BioD Energy collecting most of India;s UCO

BioD Energy collecting most of India;s UCO

February 5, 2019 |

In India, BioD Energy is collecting used cooking oil from 700 of the 800 kitchens participating in the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India’s UCO collection program under the “Eat Right India” initiative aimed at enhancing food safety by getting poor quality oil out of the food chain. UCO collection is being managed through […]

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BIOD Energy’s biofuel plant helps address health problems

BIOD Energy’s biofuel plant helps address health problems

January 13, 2019 |

In India, BIOD Energy is working to help reduce India’s waste management problems, reduce dependency on imported crude oil, and surprisingly, help address health problems that are occurring to the population through consumption of “sasta tel” or cheap oil that is being reused to cook food and is contributing to health diseases. BIOD is starting […]

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Gujarat chief minister launches UCO collection app

Gujarat chief minister launches UCO collection app

December 6, 2018 |

In India, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijaybhai Rupani expressed determination to reduce the country’s crude oil bill by generating cheaper biodiesel from used cooking oil. Rupani stated that the RUCO (Reused of Cooking Oil Software Biodiesel Association of India) is collecting the used cooking oil from the traders to generate biodiesel from it. At the initial […]

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Eni and Hera partner on UCO to biofuel conversion for waste collection vehicles

Eni and Hera partner on UCO to biofuel conversion for waste collection vehicles

November 25, 2018 |

In Italy, Eni and Hera signed a partnership agreement with the aim of converting used vegetable oil into biofuel for Hera’s waste collection vehicles. The partnership will allow the oil collected by Hera (800 tons in 2017) to be converted into Eni Green Diesel at Eni’s Venice bio-refinery. The agreement revolves around household waste vegetable […]

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