Oman’s Wakud & Tadweer unite to convert waste oils into biodiesel

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Desk Reporter
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Oman-based biodiesel project developer Wakud International (Wakud) has partnered with the leading recycler Tadweer in order to turn waste oils into biodiesel.

Wakud said in a statement that the new partnership will raise awareness of the local benefits of recycling used cooking oil (UCO) in Oman.

Tadweer is growing its recycling streams to include the recycling of UCO. It is the first entity in the Sultanate of Oman to provide a solution for collecting used cooking oil from residential homes.

Ms. Zulfa Al Kharousi, Tadweer Co-Founder stated that, “It is our pleasure to have this great partnership with Wakud – the lead company in UCO recycling in Oman – in collecting UCO from individuals for the first time in Oman besides collection from hotels, restaurants, and other UCO generators and recycling it to biodiesel.”

“This partnership comes in line with Oman 2040 to raise the awareness of the community about green economy and keep our environment more sustainable and greener,” Ms. Al Kharousi added.

Mr. Maher al Habsi, CEO of Wakud, noted that, “We intend to transform all the cooking oil collected by Tadweer into local biodiesel. Providing our community with Oman’s cleanest fuel. Our partnership is a great example of how as SMEs we can work together to fulfill our ambitions of Vision 2040 and create a localized, circular green economy that puts an emphasis on environmental protection.”

“Tadweer will soon be rolling out an app where households will be able to schedule the pickup of used cooking oil in environmentally safe bottles,” as per the company.

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