Tag: UCO

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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City of Turin Bus Fleets Running on 15% Biofuel

City of Turin Bus Fleets Running on 15% Biofuel

July 8, 2017 |

In Italy, Eni signed an agreement with the City of Turin to run city buses on Eni Diesel+, a 15% biofuel made from used vegetable oils collected from residents and businesses in the area. The agreement allows the city to pay Eni the same price as regular diesel fuel and will use Eni’s biodiesel from […]

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Eni teams with UCO consortium to ensure supplies for Gela biorefinery

Eni teams with UCO consortium to ensure supplies for Gela biorefinery

May 17, 2017 |

In Italy, Eni and CONOE, The National Consortium for the Collection and Treatment of Used Oils and Fats, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote and increase the collection of vegetable oils that will supply Eni’s Venice biorefinery and, from 2018, Gela. CONOE will invite all Consortium regeneration companies to supply Eni with used […]

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UAE UCO recycler promoting collection for biodiesel at Dubai schools

UAE UCO recycler promoting collection for biodiesel at Dubai schools

May 2, 2017 |

In the UAE, in an effort to sensitize parents and children about the environmental impact of improper disposal of used cooking oil, Dubai’s Blue waste management company has teamed with local schools to promote UCO collection for later processing into biodiesel. Though the program began as a competition between five schools, permanent UCO collecting bins […]

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Malaysian university teams up for UCO collection and biodiesel campaign

Malaysian university teams up for UCO collection and biodiesel campaign

March 13, 2017 |

In Malaysia, Universiti Putra Malaysia has teamed with a local bank’s foundation on a campaign to educate the public about the value of collecting used cooking oil for transformation into and later use of biodiesel. Three community drop-off centers for UCO will be developed under the project, paying people 22 cents per liter. Biodiesel produced […]

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India pushing for UCO but policy needed to support more feedstock supplies

India pushing for UCO but policy needed to support more feedstock supplies

October 17, 2016 |

In India, oil marketing companies plan to buy a total of 20 million liters of UCO biodiesel to begin blending as first steps towards eventual 5% blending in 2020. To achieve a 5% blend would require 6.75 billion liters of biodiesel annually. Currently, as much as 20% of domestic biodiesel production is from UCO but […]

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Keene State College first to heat a college campus with 100% UCO

Keene State College first to heat a college campus with 100% UCO

October 4, 2016 |

In New Hampshire, Keene State College announced that it is the first, and currently only, college or university in the United States to heat a college campus with 100 percent purified waste vegetable oil. The announcement comes during Campus Sustainability Month, an international celebration of sustainability in higher education. The biofuel is a product of […]

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Former NJ UCO collector pleads guilty to RIN fraud

Former NJ UCO collector pleads guilty to RIN fraud

September 27, 2016 |

In Washington, owner and manager of a New Jersey feedstock collector and processor pleaded guilty to conspiracy and obstruction for his role in a scheme that generated over $6 million in fraudulent tax credits and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) renewable fuels credits (RIN credits) connected to the purported production of biodiesel fuel. […]

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