Wakud International has signed a partnership agreement with Modern Arabian Projects for the collection of used cooking oil (UCO) in Oman for conversion into biodiesel.
Modern Arabian, the largest collector in the Sultanate, has been collecting UCO throughout the country for over 14 years.
Wakud is building a biofuels plant in Khazaen Economic City which will convert used cooking oil into biodiesel.
The biodiesel plant is one of its key strategic projects. The project has been selected based on specific criteria that included having a strategic partner, enhancing the added value, achieving sustainability in economic diversification and promoting the culture of innovation and sustainability in the Sultanate.
Wakud chairman Talal Hasan said: “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.”
Valerian Mathias, CEO of Modern Arabian, added: “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.”
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