Tag: UCO biodiesel

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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Small California Indian tribe goes off-grid with mini-grid including UCO biodiesel

Small California Indian tribe goes off-grid with mini-grid including UCO biodiesel

January 2, 2020 |

In California, the Washington Post newspaper reports that used cooking oil from the Blue Lake Rancheria Indian tribe’s hotel and casino is used for biodiesel production, part of the tribe’s wider strategy to create a mini-grid that insulates it from fire-related power shut offs across Northern California. Similar to Australia, the state has suffered from […]

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IOC signs LOIs with six UCO biodiesel producers at72 cents per liter

IOC signs LOIs with six UCO biodiesel producers at72 cents per liter

November 27, 2019 |

In India, the government is pushing for increased biodiesel production from used cooking oil and the industry has responded in kind with an “encouraging response” to Indian Oil Company’s calls for expressions of interest. The IOC announced via twitter that six companies have been offered Letters of Interest for the supply of 10,200 metric tons […]

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Turkish officials seize more than $11 million of illegal UCO biodiesel destined for Spain

Turkish officials seize more than $11 million of illegal UCO biodiesel destined for Spain

October 31, 2019 |

In Turkey, local press reports that police seized 1.53 million liters of illegal biodiesel valued at more than $11 million in the country’s largest-ever illegal fuel bust. The fuel was destined to be smuggled to Spain as biodiesel, even though it was just used cooking oil collected, boiled and with chemicals added to it without […]

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UCO biodiesel picking up in Turkey and could double in a few years to 70,000 tons

UCO biodiesel picking up in Turkey and could double in a few years to 70,000 tons

May 20, 2019 |

In Turkey, Prensa Latina reports that the biodiesel industry from used cooking oil is finally picking up in the country. Last year’s fledgling production saw about 35,000 metric tons being turned into about $35 million worth of biodiesel, a figure the national biodieisel association said could double in just a few years as production tries […]

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