Tag: UCO

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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Eni teams with Rome on UCO collection for biodiesel production

Eni teams with Rome on UCO collection for biodiesel production

October 2, 2018 |

In Italy, Eni and AMA, a public company of Roma Capitale, signed an agreement to launch collection points for waste cooking oil produced in the homes of its employees at Eni’s Rome offices in Piazzale Mattei and Via Ribotta, which will then be converted into high quality biofuels. In addition to the twelve AMA collection […]

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India launches app to facilitate UCO collection for biodiesel feedstock

India launches app to facilitate UCO collection for biodiesel feedstock

September 5, 2018 |

In India, the national biodiesel association has launched an app to help facilitate collection of used cooking oil around the country that will be feedstock for biodiesel production. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India hopes that by 2022, 2.2 million metric tons of UCO will have been converted into biodiesel. The project is […]

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Greenergy acquires 100% of Singaporean UCO exporter Rexon Energy

Greenergy acquires 100% of Singaporean UCO exporter Rexon Energy

September 5, 2018 |

In the UK, Greenergy has acquired 100% of the shares of Rexon Energy, a used cooking oil exporter based in Singapore. This is an upstream investment for Greenergy to provide raw materials for its biodiesel manufacturing operations. “We have increased our purchasing of used cooking oils from around the world over a number of years […]

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India’s UCO program launches with 64 companies at 101 different locations

India’s UCO program launches with 64 companies at 101 different locations

August 16, 2018 |

In India, as part of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India’s initiative to collect used cooking oil for biodiesel production, 64 companies at 101 different locations will participate in the program. By 2020, the program hopes to collect 2.2 billion liters of UCO that do not meet the recently published standards for UCO […]

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