UAE - After two years of research into new and improved ways to create biofuels, Dubai-based Neutral Fuels has become the first company to successfully use butter, cream and ghee waste as a feedstock for creating commercial biofuel.
Importantly, the new fuel is of the same high quality as the vegetable oil-derived biofuel that Neutral Fuels has become renowned for and which has fuelled McDonald's UAE's logistics fleet for almost seven million kilometres over the past four years, a statement said.
It is equally European standards compliant, so customers won't notice any difference, the company said.
Karl W Feilder, chairman and CEO of Neutral Fuels, said the company was inspired by Dubai Municipality's "Zero Waste by 2030" target.
"Dubai is one of the few places in the world with a proper clean energy vision and a commitment to achieving 100 per cent recycling," said Mr Feilder.
"We concur with Engineer Abdulmajeed Abdulaziz Saifaie, director of the Waste Management Department, when he says Dubai has to shift from waste collection to sustainable and innovative waste management.
"This includes more recycling, more waste-to-energy plants and more investment in this field."
Neutral Fuels participates at all three levels:
- It is one of Dubai's most successful recycling companies
- Its biorefinery is a fantastic example of a waste-to-energy plant
- Its ongoing research into new production techniques and feedstocks represents a serious investment in Zero Waste.
Mr Feilder continued: "We really want to inspire other companies to find new uses for their waste. Our recipe is to never stop innovating.
"Even in our seventh year of successfully converting used vegetable cooking oil into biofuel, we were still able to recognise the size and prospects of the dairy sector.
"Every dairy operation produces a small percentage of waste, plus it always has to dispose of outdated produce. Turning that into biofuel is the most useful thing to do with it."
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