Tag: UAE

Emirates to use biofuel for up to one-third of crew ground transportation

Emirates to use biofuel for up to one-third of crew ground transportation

October 12, 2020 |

In the UAE, Emirates has revealed that nearly a third of its dedicated fleet of transport buses for cabin crew in Dubai will now operate on biofuel, taking another step forward on its environmental mission to reduce emissions. The airline’s contracted service provider, Al Wegdaniyah, has committed to operating all road trips with biodiesel provided […]

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ENOC Link to distribute B5, B20 and B100

ENOC Link to distribute B5, B20 and B100

October 12, 2020 |

In UAE, ENOC Link, announced the launch of biodiesel fuel for commercial fleets; offering them easy and convenient access to B5, B20 and B100. The recent expansion in ENOC Link’s operations makes it the only the only digital mobile fueling operator in the UAE to offer customers biodiesel. ENOC Link has deployed multiple dedicated biodiesel […]

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IRENA jobs report says more than 2.475 million people worked in liquid biofuels in 2018/19

IRENA jobs report says more than 2.475 million people worked in liquid biofuels in 2018/19

September 30, 2020 |

In the UAE, renewable energy continues to bring socio-economic benefits by creating numerous jobs worldwide, according to the latest figures released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The seventh edition of Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review shows that jobs in the sector reached 11.5 million globally last year, led by solar PV […]

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Etihad Airways and Boeing to run 7th ecoDemonstrator partially on biofuels

Etihad Airways and Boeing to run 7th ecoDemonstrator partially on biofuels

August 26, 2020 |

In the UAE, Etihad Airways and Boeing will work together starting in August on the seventh iteration of the ecoDemonstrator program to test innovative technologies in the air, building on the core innovation and sustainability tenets of their strategic partnership signed in November 2019. The ecoDemonstrator program utilizes commercial aircraft as flying testbeds to accelerate […]

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IRENA statistics show bioenergy production grew 5% in 2019 to 6 GW

IRENA statistics show bioenergy production grew 5% in 2019 to 6 GW

April 16, 2020 |

In the UAE, the International Renewable Energy Agency has released its annual report on production capacity statistics between 2010 and 2019 which shows that of the total 2,537 GW of installed renewable power globally, only 124 GW was bioenergy. Hydropower has the largest share by far with 1,190 GW. In 2019, bioenergy production increased 5% […]

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Neutral Fuels first to earn UAE’s new biodiesel quality standard certification

Neutral Fuels first to earn UAE’s new biodiesel quality standard certification

April 13, 2020 |

In the UAE, Neutral Fuels has become the first biofuel company to successfully attain certification under the UAE’s new Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) biodiesel quality standard. The ESMA certification indicates that Neutral Fuels and its products and services satisfy the quality standards required by UAE laws, procedures and codes of conduct. ESMA […]

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Abu Dhabi National Oil Company exploring biofuel for marine transporation

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company exploring biofuel for marine transporation

February 3, 2020 |

In the UAE, the National newspaper reports that the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company plans to trial the use of biofuel in shipping on the back of pressure from the International Maritime Organization’s new Sulphur limits for bunker fuel that came into effect on January 1. Trials will be done with ferry runs from Abu […]

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Tadweer to begin paying for UCO to source feedstock for biodiesel production

Tadweer to begin paying for UCO to source feedstock for biodiesel production

January 27, 2020 |

In the UAE, Gulf News reports that Tadweer says residents as well as restaurants will be able to sell, not donate as is common in many markets, their used cooking oil for biodiesel feedstock by the end of 2020. Cafeterias and hotels can also participate in the scheme. The company’s general manager said UCO will […]

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IRENA/ADFD announce $24 million in loans for bioenergy projects

IRENA/ADFD announce $24 million in loans for bioenergy projects

January 14, 2020 |

In the UAE, the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) confirmed the allocation of approximately $105 million for eight renewable energy projects in developing countries in the seventh cycle of the IRENA/ADFD Project Facility, of which two are bio-based. In the Maldives, a waste-to-energy plant project in the city of Addu will receive an ADFD […]

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Etihad Airways teams with Boeing on “Greenliner” which will include biofuel flights

Etihad Airways teams with Boeing on “Greenliner” which will include biofuel flights

November 18, 2019 |

In the UAE, Etihad Airways and Boeing announced a first-of-its-kind ‘eco partnership’, in which a specially-themed Boeing 787 Dreamliner will be used to test products, procedures and initiatives designed to reduce aircraft carbon emissions. The ‘Etihad Greenliner’, to be introduced early next year, will be used by both companies to explore and assess environmental sustainability […]

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