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ENOC launches ‘Biodiesel 5’ in UAE

Emirates National Oil Company Ltd (ENOC), has announced the introduction of the new ‘Biodiesel 5’ product to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) market. According to a statement, Biodiesel 5 is an advanced alternative green fuel product for diesel engines and has proven to reduce carbon footprint and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

ENOC is an integrated global oil and gas player operating across the energy sector value chain. A wholly owned company of the Government of Dubai, ENOC was initially established in 1993 (photo courtesy ENOC).

As reported by Emirates News Agency (WAM), the launch of the new product by ENOC on September 4 comes in line with the UAE Energy Plan leading up to 2050 which targets an energy mix that combines renewable, nuclear and clean energy sources to meet the country’s economic requirements and environmental goals.

As the biodiesel is derived from vegetable oil, used cooking oil (UCO) and animal oil and fats, it represents “an opportunity” to reduce the domestic consumption of fossil fuels and contribute towards the region’s responsibility for environmental protection and sustainability.

ENOC has continuously adopted sustainable measures by expanding its capabilities to reduce carbon emissions. As a National Oil Company, NOC, and in line with the UAE’s Energy Plan 2050, it is our responsibility to support, advance and positively impact the communities we operate in, said Saif Humaid Al Falasi, Group CEO of ENOC.

The product, which has been tested in the UAE, is mainly used by companies for their new and existing trucks and heavy construction equipment without the need to upgrade the engines and fuel storage facility.

By introducing Biodiesel 5 in the commercial and industrial segment, ENOC has pioneered yet another initiative amongst NOCs. This product will not only help our customers gain operational efficiencies and reduce the emission level, but also bring us a step closer in adapting to the market changes and ensuring a diversified fuel mix to support the UAE’s goals and ambitions, added Al Falasi.

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