Wakud International LLC, Green Fuels’ joint venture in the Sultanate of Oman, has signed a partnership agreement with Modern Arabian Projects LLC for the collection of used cooking oil (UCO) for conversion into biodiesel.
Modern Arabian, the largest collector in the Sultanate, has been more than 14 years’ experience collecting UCO, which it will source throughout the country to supply Wakud’s biofuels plant in Khazaen Economic City for refining into biodiesel. Infrastructure works for this plant are now well advanced.
“We are humbled to have Modern Arabian as a partner. There has recently been a misconception that commercial establishments throw away their used cooking oil. This is not true thanks to the quiet work of Modern Arabian, which has contributed significantly to maintaining Oman’s natural environment by collecting this feedstock for over a decade. Our ambition is to scale Wakud outside of Oman, and Modern Arabian, with its logistics expertise in the region, is ideally placed to help us achieve this.”
Wakud Chairman Talal Hasan
“We are excited to work with Wakud on this innovative solution to create a circular economy within Oman. We have the necessary infrastructure and feedstock to help Wakud with their mission of building a biofuels hub in Oman.”
Valerian Mathias, CEO of Modern Arabian
Wakud is one of the strategic projects supported by the Oman Vision 2040 Implementation Follow-up Unit as well as EJAAD, a collaborative, Oman-based platform where industry, academia and government interact and engage in energy-related research and innovation activities. Wakud’s mission is to develop a sustainable biofuels ecosystem in Oman, which is scheduled to be operational by Q2 2021.
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