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Wakud International signs UCO deal with Modern Arabian Projects

Omani biodiesel project developer Wakud International LLC (Wakud) has announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with compatriot Modern Arabian Projects LLC for the collection of used cooking oil (UCO). The UCO will be used as feedstock at a biodiesel plant being developed by Wakud in Oman.

Wakud International LLC (Wakud) has signed a partnership agreement with Modern Arabian Projects LLC for the collection of used cooking oil (UCO) to be used as feedstock at a biodiesel plant being developed by Wakud in Oman (photo courtesy Green Fuels).

A joint venture between UK-headed Green Fuels Ltd, Protostar Group, and Maher Al Habsi, Wakud International is building a biodiesel plant in Oman.

Modern Arabian Projects is the largest collector in the Sultanate, and it will source throughout the country to supply Wakud’s biodiesel plant currently under construction in Khazaen Economic City.

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, said Talal Hasan, Chairman of Wakud.

Strategic project

Wakud is one of the strategic projects supported by the Oman Vision 2040 Implementation Support Follow-up Unit (ISFU) 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 includes a biodiesel plant scheduled to be operational by Q2 2021.

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, said Valerian Mathias, CEO of Modern Arabian

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