Tag: UCO

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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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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