Tag: Oman

Oman bank launches PLA debit and credit cards

Oman bank launches PLA debit and credit cards

November 28, 2022 |

In Oman, Bank Nizwa is now offering bioplastic credit and debit cards. The Shari’ah-compliant cards are “designed to cater to different segments of customers’ needs by offering consumer-driven solutions that deliver value [and] bring the best of sustainable practices, exclusive rewards and unparalleled convenience in one card,” Bank Nizwa says in a press statement. PLA […]

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OOMCO to supply B5 for Oman Aluminium Rolling Company

OOMCO to supply B5 for Oman Aluminium Rolling Company

November 23, 2022 |

In Oman, the Times of Oman newspaper reports the national oil company OOMCO has signed an agreement with the Oman Aluminium Rolling Company to provide B5 for the company’s use in aluminum manufacturing using biodiesel sourced from Wakud International at its Barka’s Khazaen Economic City facility. By using B5, OARC will cut its carbon emissions […]

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H2-Industiries proposes $1.4B waste-to-hydrogen plant in Oman

H2-Industiries proposes $1.4B waste-to-hydrogen plant in Oman

May 3, 2022 |

In Oman, H2-Industries and Public Establishment For Industrial Estates – Madayan have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to develop a waste-to-hydrogen plant in conjunction with PV solar power plants with base-load capacity in the Sultanate of Oman. The proposed $1.4 billion facility will be built on a 200,000m2 coastal site.  The facility will initially […]

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OOMO and Wakud will explore marketing different biodiesel blends nationally

OOMO and Wakud will explore marketing different biodiesel blends nationally

April 12, 2022 |

In Oman, Oman Oil Marketing Company (OOMCO) and Wakud International LLC (Wakud) have signed an agreement to introduce biodiesel blends to Oman. The two companies will explore the potential of selling different blends of biodiesel to customers in the Commercial and Marine segments. For corporations developing de-carbonization strategies, biodiesel can produce immediate impact without any […]

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Oman’s first biodiesel producer to be solar powered

Oman’s first biodiesel producer to be solar powered

December 22, 2021 |

In Oman, the Oman Daily Observer reports that Al Shawamikh Oil Services will install a solar energy system at Wakud’s biodiesel facility, the country’s first. The plant uses used cooking oil collected locally as feedstock for the biodiesel it produces. The decision to power the facility with solar power, the largest one of its kind […]

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Startup seeks to use biodiesel to support CO2 sequestration in Oman

Startup seeks to use biodiesel to support CO2 sequestration in Oman

August 16, 2021 |

In Oman, the startup 44.01 wants to capture CO2 emissions and turn it into stone for as a new “plug and play” model for carbon sequestration. It has secured $5 million in seed funding which is enough to get moving on the environmental and other permits required for construction on the northern coast of Oman […]

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Oman pushes for domestic circular economy by regulating 11 waste streams

Oman pushes for domestic circular economy by regulating 11 waste streams

August 16, 2021 |

In Oman, the Oman Observer reports that beyond the country’s push for used cooking oil-based biodiesel, it is regulating the recycling of 11 waste streams to promote the circular economy. The list of products for recycling include UCO, wood waste, Lead Acid Battery (LAB) waste, plastic waste, End-of-Life tires, paper waste and cardboards, glass waste, […]

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Omani UCO biodiesel facility construction nearly complete

Omani UCO biodiesel facility construction nearly complete

August 2, 2021 |

In Oman, the Oman Observer newspaper reports the used cooking oil-based biodiesel facility under construction in the Barka Industrial Area is nearly complete. Developed by Qatar’s Erigo Biofuel and Dubai’s Neutral Fuels, the facility is expected to produce 800,000 gallons of biodiesel annually. The Oman Environmental Services Holding Company estimates 600,000 liters of UCO is […]

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Oman breaks ground on first UCO-based biodiesel facility

Oman breaks ground on first UCO-based biodiesel facility

March 15, 2021 |

In Oman, the Oman Observer reports that the country’s first UCO-based biofuel production facility should be online by June 2021. The facility is being co-developed with Green Fuels from the UK together with Wakud, a leading oil recycler in Oman and will be located at Khazaen Economic City. Construction has kicked off with a groundbreaking […]

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Omani researchers produce biodiesel from date seeds

Omani researchers produce biodiesel from date seeds

July 16, 2020 |

In Oman, the Times of Oman newspaper reports that researchers from Sultan Qaboos University have successfully produced biodiesel and glycerol from date seeds. From the press cake a substance was derived a possible alternative substance to plastics. The research follows up from work the team published in 2018 from a pilot study funded by Petroleum […]

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