DUBAL Holding to acquire stake in UAE’s biodiesel manufacturer BiOD

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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DUBAL Holding to acquire stake in BiOD
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DUBAL Holding, an Industrial Investment arm of the Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD), has announced a stake acquisition in BiOD Technology, the UAE’s and the GCC’s largest biodiesel manufacturer.

This strategic partnership is set to propel the UAE’s position in the global green economy, reinforcing both companies’ dedication to environmental sustainability and innovation in the energy sector.

BiOD is renowned for its pioneering work in transforming used cooking oils (UCO) and palm oil mill effluent (POME) into clean biodiesel. As the operator of the GCC region’s only second-generation biodiesel plant, BiOD stands at the forefront of technological innovation in renewable energy, showcasing its commitment to the circular economy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 84 per cent, as verified by its ISCC certification.

DUBAL Holding, a sovereign wealth fund with a focus on sustainable and green investments, recognizes the strategic importance of BiOD’s mission and operations. This investment underscores DUBAL Holding’s commitment to fostering a sustainable future and supports Dubai’s vision for a green economy.

Ahmad Hamad Bin Fahad_DUBAL Holding acquires stake in BiOD
Ahmad Hamad Bin Fahad
CEO – Dubal Holding

“This partnership with BiOD aligns perfectly with DUBAL Holding’s strategic objectives of investing in environmentally responsible and innovative businesses. We are confident that this collaboration will not only contribute to sustainable development in the UAE but also set a precedent for environmental responsibility worldwide.”

BiOD’s CEO, Shiva Vig, expressed that, “We are thrilled to welcome DUBAL Holding as a strategic partner. This is not just an investment in our company but a testament to our shared vision for a sustainable future. We are proud to contribute to the UAE’s green economy and look forward to making even greater strides in renewable energy with DUBAL Holding’s support. I also want to acknowledge our advisors at Ideal Capital for their crucial role in facilitating this deal.”

The collaboration between DUBAL Holding and BiOD marks a significant milestone in the pursuit of sustainability and innovation in the energy sector. It not only highlights the UAE’s leadership in green technology but also sets a powerful example of how strategic partnerships can drive substantial progress towards a cleaner, more sustainable future.

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