Tag: UCO

European Ombudsman finds European Commission guilt of UCO maladministration

European Ombudsman finds European Commission guilt of UCO maladministration

April 19, 2022 |

In Belgium, an Irish citizen wished to obtain access to a list of all countries of origin of used cooking oil (UCO) for the years 2016 to 2019, together with the volumes of UCO feedstock collected for each country for each year, as reported by the voluntary certification schemes for biofuels sustainability to the European […]

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Greasezilla teams with LEND Environmental to boost UCO and FOG collection in California

Greasezilla teams with LEND Environmental to boost UCO and FOG collection in California

March 17, 2022 |

In West Virginia, Downey Ridge Environmental Company, developer of Greasezilla fats, oils and grease (FOG) and used cooking oil (UCO) separation and processing system, is partnering with LEND Environmental to accelerate recycling of used cooking oil and grease trap waste across southern California. The companies will set up additional locations to separate the waste input […]

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Study shows new EU biofuel policies increase risk of fraudulent UCO imports from Asia

Study shows new EU biofuel policies increase risk of fraudulent UCO imports from Asia

February 27, 2022 |

In Washington, D.C., a new study by the International Council for Clean Transportation notes that as proposed revisions to the European Union’s the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) and new proposals that incentivize the use of renewable fuels in the aviation and marine sectors are likely to stimulate even more demand for UCO imports and […]

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Greasezilla grows to Godzilla size – more than doubles operational systems in 2022

Greasezilla grows to Godzilla size – more than doubles operational systems in 2022

January 30, 2022 |

Like a feeding frenzy that doubles Godzilla’s size, in West Virginia, Downey Ridge Environmental Company, developer of Greasezilla FOG (fats, oils & grease) separation and processing systems will more than double the number of Greasezilla systems in operation during 2022, and that’s on top of a pretty incredible 2021 for them. In today’s Digest, all […]

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UCO collection begins in Sharjah with expansion seen across UAE

UCO collection begins in Sharjah with expansion seen across UAE

December 27, 2021 |

In the UAE, Gulf Today reports Bee’ah Tandeef has set up its first used cooking oil collection facility in Sharjah with plans to roll out more across the emirate and the UAE as a whole to reduce disposal into the sewage system that then leads to severe damage. The UCO collected will be processed into […]

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Neste to produce renewable diesel from UCO from 300 Hesburger restaurants

Neste to produce renewable diesel from UCO from 300 Hesburger restaurants

October 18, 2021 |

In Finland, used cooking oil from more than 300 Hesburger restaurants in Finland and in the Baltics will be recycled to produce Neste’s renewable diesel. As a result of the collaboration, Hesburger will begin using Neste MY Renewable Diesel™ in the majority of its transport vehicles in Finland, reducing the greenhouse gas emissions in these […]

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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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