Tag: UCO

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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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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