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Detail

Area
United Arab Emirates
Commodity Group
Biofuels
Commodity
Biodiesel
Date
01/09/2017
Policy Category
Renewable energy
Policy Instrument
Biofuel policy
Description
Launched a biodiesel blend destined for the country’s commercial and industrial segment, in a bid to help reduce the country’s GHG emissions. The fuel contains 5 percent biodiesel produced from vegetable oil, used cooking oil or animal fat.
Notes
According to the local press, the country could soon start to turn used cooking oil into biodiesel. Reportedly, the UAE Centre for Waste Management is considering to provide permits to companies to produce biodiesel from leftover cooking oil, fat and grease for use in buses and lorries.