Tag: UCO biodiesel

Valencia quadruples UCO collection centers to facilitate biodiesel production

Valencia quadruples UCO collection centers to facilitate biodiesel production

December 15, 2021 |

In Spain, Valencia Plaza reports the Valencia City Council has begun to install 300 new domestic oil recycling containers, which are expected to be located in different streets and squares of the city of Valencia until the beginning of next year, according to municipal sources. As a result, the network of domestic oil containers in […]

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Japanese company makes fuel by combining UCO biodiesel with waste ramen

Japanese company makes fuel by combining UCO biodiesel with waste ramen

August 16, 2021 |

In Japan, Kyodo News reports that Nishida Shoun, a local transportation firm, has extracted lard from waste ramen broth and mixed it with used cooking oil-based biodiesel to produce a fuel for running its fleet of trucks. The “tonkotsu” ramen broth is made from cooking down pork bones. The company expects to use the biodiesel […]

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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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Green Fuels teams with Aris Bioenergy on UCO biodiesel in India

Green Fuels teams with Aris Bioenergy on UCO biodiesel in India

November 5, 2020 |

In the UK, Green Fuels signed a memorandum of understanding with Aris Bioenergy Pvt Ltd, having a large-scale network of used cooking oil aggregation, committing the two companies to a biodiesel refining joint venture in India. Under the agreement, Green Fuels and Aris have formed a company that will leverage Aris’s considerable experience in used cooking oil collection in the Mumbai metropolitan area. This feedstock will be transformed into […]

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Nigerian researchers develop new nano-catalyst technology for UCO biodiesel production

Nigerian researchers develop new nano-catalyst technology for UCO biodiesel production

August 6, 2020 |

In Nigeria, researchers at the University of Ilorin have developed a biodiesel production process from used cooking oil using waste-iron-filling as the building blocks for a nano-catalyst. Scientists used UCO containing 6.1% free fatty acid as feedstock for the trials. The catalysts showed the effectiveness and relative stability for UCO transesterification over three cycles, demonstrating […]

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Brazilian researchers produce UCO biodiesel using hydroxide lithium

Brazilian researchers produce UCO biodiesel using hydroxide lithium

July 21, 2020 |

In Brazil, Brazilian researchers demonstrated a new chemical approach for producing biodiesel from domestic cooking oil waste by using hydroxide lithium mixed with either sodium hydroxides or potassium hydroxides as catalysts. Their work, published in the Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, by AIP Publishing, could enable future studies related to the use of lithium […]

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Lithuanian biodiesel producer to invest EUR6M in UCO biodiesel production

Lithuanian biodiesel producer to invest EUR6M in UCO biodiesel production

June 3, 2020 |

In Lithuania, Baltic Course reports that biodiesel producer Mestilla will invest EUR6 million in used cooking oil biodiesel production. Construction is expected to start in early 2021 with commissioning planned before year’s end. Since it began operating in 2007, the company has been using rapeseed oil as feedstock. The additional capacity would represent 15% of […]

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Indian OMCs seek UCO biodiesel for five Odisha cities

Indian OMCs seek UCO biodiesel for five Odisha cities

January 29, 2020 |

In India, the UNI news agency reports that tenders have been floated to source used cooking oil-based biodiesel for supply to Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Puri, Rourkela and Berhampur in Odisha. The country’s three largest oil marketing companies, IOCL, BPCL and HPCL, floated the tender, similar to when they float tenders to secure ethanol from sugarcane mills, […]

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Cook County jail teaching inmates how to produce UCO biodiesel

Cook County jail teaching inmates how to produce UCO biodiesel

January 29, 2020 |

In Illinois, WTTW reports that the Cook County jail has implemented a new project that teaches inmates how to produce biodiesel from used cooking oil supplied by the jail’s cafeterias, and then the fuel produced fuels the jail’s two utility trucks exclusively. The jail invested $11,000 in the production kit last November and started offering […]

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India’s BioD Energy sells more than 10 million liters of UCO biodiesel in first year

India’s BioD Energy sells more than 10 million liters of UCO biodiesel in first year

January 13, 2020 |

In India, local press reports that BioD Energy sold more than 10 million liters of biodiesel produced from used cooking oil during its first year of operation. Its facility can produce 120,000 liters per day from UCO as well as other feedstocks. Nationally, India produces around 2.2 billion liters of UCO by 2022 and the […]

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