Tag: UAE

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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UAE consortium teams on Salicornia project

UAE consortium teams on Salicornia project

November 12, 2019 |

In the UAE, under the auspices of Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority (ADAFSA), the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) has signed an agreement with eight farms in Al Khatam and Al Khaznah, at the Emirates of Abu Dhabi, to launch a research project to tap the potential of reject brine, wastewater from desalination […]

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UAE launches microalgae biomass project Green Barjeel

UAE launches microalgae biomass project Green Barjeel

October 1, 2019 |

In the UAE, the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) announced the launch of the Green Barjeel research project that aims to leverage innovative methods to grow microalgae biomass with a high lipid content in tower-shaped structures. Run in cooperation with American University of Sharjah (AUS) and Khalifa University (KU), the project involves collecting […]

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UAE’s Neutral Fuels expands into India and Bahrain with eye on IPO

UAE’s Neutral Fuels expands into India and Bahrain with eye on IPO

July 22, 2019 |

In the UAE, the National newspaper reports that local company Neutral Fuels who fuels McDonald’s fleet with UCO-based biodiesel based on its own UCO is expanding into India and Bahrain with the Indian facility near New Delhi under commissioning at the moment. Two more facilities are also under development in the UAE following a successful […]

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IRENA renewable energy job report shows bioenergy jobs rose to 3.18 million in 2018

IRENA renewable energy job report shows bioenergy jobs rose to 3.18 million in 2018

July 8, 2019 |

In the UAE, IRENA’s latest annual renewable energy jobs reports shows widespread adoption of renewable energy technologies creates employment opportunities up and down the supply chain. Worldwide, the sector employed 11 million people at the end of 2018, according to this sixth edition of the Renewable Energy and Jobs series. Global bioenergy jobs in 2018 […]

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Kenyan authorities nab smuggled ethanol dressed up as spaghetti

Kenyan authorities nab smuggled ethanol dressed up as spaghetti

May 15, 2019 |

In Kenya, local press reports that customs authorities have nabbed nearly 60,000 liters of illegally-imported ethanol originating from the UAE that was identified as spaghetti—and even surrounded by more than 10,000 packets of spaghetti to hide it—in an effort to avoid paying taxes. Clearing agents and the importer responsible for the shipment are currently under […]

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Neutral Fuels one of 7 to win a spot in Mohammed bin Rashid Innovation Fund Accelerator

Neutral Fuels one of 7 to win a spot in Mohammed bin Rashid Innovation Fund Accelerator

April 16, 2019 |

In the UAE, Neutral Fuels, the Dubai-based company that converts locally sourced waste into locally consumed biofuel, has won a place on the Mohammed bin Rashid Innovation Fund Accelerator (MBRIFA). The program was established under the UAE Ministry of Finance to accelerate the expansion of pioneering, innovative businesses. The company was one of just seven […]

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Etihad flies Boeing 787 from Abu Dhabi to Amsterdam partly on aviation biofuel

Etihad flies Boeing 787 from Abu Dhabi to Amsterdam partly on aviation biofuel

January 16, 2019 |

In the UAE, the Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium (SBRC), a non-profit entity established by Masdar Institute that is part of Khalifa University of Science and Technology, announced the world’s first commercial flight using locally produced sustainable fuel on an Etihad Airways Boeing 787 powered by GE’s GEnx-1B engines. The flight from Abu Dhabi to Amsterdam […]

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Etihad teams with Tadweer on aviation biofuels from MSW

Etihad teams with Tadweer on aviation biofuels from MSW

October 16, 2018 |

In the UAE, Gulf News reports that Etihad Airways has signed an MOU with Tadweer, the Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center, to develop aviation biofuels from municipal solid waste with the end goal of the airline using the fuel for commercial flights. Under the agreement, the two companies will together develop the feasibility for such […]

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Dubai’s Sustainable City to go B100 for second construction phase

Dubai’s Sustainable City to go B100 for second construction phase

July 18, 2018 |

In the UAE, The Sustainable City, the Middle East’s first fully operational sustainable community, has adopted B100 biodiesel to fuel the construction of the new buildings in phase 2 including Fairgreen International School, Hotel Indigo, and the innovation centre. The renewable fuel alternative is manufactured from the used cooking oil consumed by the restaurants at […]

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