Tag: UCO

Spanish authorities arrest 10 people suspected of UCO theft

Spanish authorities arrest 10 people suspected of UCO theft

May 3, 2021 |

In Spain, Europa Press reports Guardia Civil agents have detained 10 people between the ages of 20 and 52 in Vila Joiosa (Alicante), allegedly related to the theft of used oil from municipal containers in the provinces of Alicante and Valencia and who were acquired by a company in Marina Baixa to sell it to […]

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T&E says UK’s UCO imports could actually be virgin oils

T&E says UK’s UCO imports could actually be virgin oils

April 21, 2021 |

In the UK, Transport & Environment says the UK risks fueling deforestation by driving up demand for used cooking oil (UCO) in transport. The UK’s Department for Transport is rushing through a proposal to require more biofuels to be added to transport fuels which, as a new study shows, will lead to a surge in […]

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Pandemic-hit UCO supplies bad news for oil refiners looking to switch to renewable diesel

Pandemic-hit UCO supplies bad news for oil refiners looking to switch to renewable diesel

November 12, 2020 |

In California, Bloomberg reports that oil refiners hopes to shift quickly towards renewable diesel production will soon run up against a COVID-19 induced feedstock supply challenge. With many restaurants around the country closed due to the pandemic, the supplies for used cooking oil as feedstock has shrunk considerably. The case is especially true for California […]

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Neutral Fuels launches mobile app to better control UCO for McDonald’s

Neutral Fuels launches mobile app to better control UCO for McDonald’s

November 4, 2020 |

In the UAE, Neutral Fuels has created a bespoke mobile app to enable tighter control of the collection and delivery of used cooking oil for its flagship UAE customer, McDonald’s. Thousands of liters of used oil are collected from McDonald’s Dubai restaurants every day and delivered to the Neutral Fuels refinery. Here, the waste oil […]

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Dirty UCO still a major problem in Pakistan despite attempts to divert it into biodiesel

Dirty UCO still a major problem in Pakistan despite attempts to divert it into biodiesel

January 2, 2020 |

In Pakistan, the Business Recorder newspaper reports that the government’s attempts to divert dirty used cooking oil from the food supply chain into biodiesel is running into challenges to create real change as demonstrated by another group of oil smugglers who were caught recently by police. Four vehicles containing nearly 25,000 liters of rancid oil […]

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Netherlands may drop double counting for UCO depending on fraud investigation results

Netherlands may drop double counting for UCO depending on fraud investigation results

September 12, 2019 |

In Belgium, Euractiv reports that allegations of unsustainable palm oil being used for biodiesel but calling it used cooking oil have seen both the UK and the Netherlands launch investigations to get to the bottom of the controversy. If it ends up being true, the Netherlands says it could force the end of double counting […]

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New NNFCC report slams UK’s use of imported UCO for biofuels

New NNFCC report slams UK’s use of imported UCO for biofuels

July 15, 2019 |

In the UK, NNFCC has released a new report on the ‘Implications of Imported Used Cooking Oil as Biodiesel Feedstock.’ The report discusses how UK biofuels policy: • Is driving the growing use of imported Used Cooking Oil to produce biodiesel • Why there’s a need for rigorous checks on the providence of Used Cooking […]

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Federal grand jury charges band of 21 in UCO theft, money laundering and immigration fraud

Federal grand jury charges band of 21 in UCO theft, money laundering and immigration fraud

June 24, 2019 |

In North Carolina, the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina announced that a federal grand jury in Raleigh has returned a Superseding Indictment charging 21 individuals from North Carolina, New York, Turkey, Mexico and El Salvador on charges of conspiracy to commit interstate transportation of stolen used cooking oil, money laundering, […]

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Where is NEXT Renewable Fuels going next and why we want them as a neighbor

Where is NEXT Renewable Fuels going next and why we want them as a neighbor

June 9, 2019 |

            NEXT Renewable Fuels, Inc. is leading the way in turning recycled organic materials, like used cooking oil – white and brown grease, animal tallow and a variety of vegetable oils – into renewable transportation fuels, like second-generation advanced green diesel and other products, with their Oregon facility. Representing an […]

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India considering mandating UCO feedstock for biofuel

India considering mandating UCO feedstock for biofuel

February 17, 2019 |

In India, Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that the government is “considering mandating biofuel from used cooking oil as advanced biofuel which can be blended with biodiesel,” which will help the government reach their goal of 20% ethanol and 5% biodiesel by 2030 under their biofuel policy, according to News18. “We have set a target […]

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