Masdar Institute of Science and Technology announced it has signed a two-year research agreement with Tadweer, the Center of Waste Management – Abu Dhabi, Gulf Today reported. The agreement focused on improving the process for the production of biodiesel from waste cooking oil. The research agreement was signed by Dr. Fred Moavenzadeh, President, Masdar Institute, and Eisa Saif Al Qubaisi, General Manager of the Tadweer (CWM) in the presence of officials from both the institutions. The research will focus on achieving fundamental improvement of the process of converting waste cooking oil to biodiesel through further experimentation and sensitivity studies. Processing and reusing waste cooking oil as fuel is an environmentally friendly sustainable energy solution that can contribute to targets for renewable energy uptake within the UAE and abroad. Biodiesel is bio-renewable, carbon-neutral and rapidly biodegradable.
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