Used cooking oil is being recycled into a special type of biodiesel which is helping fuel the construction of new buildings in phase two of Dubai’s Sustainable City, including Fairgreen International School, Hotel Indigo and the innovation centre.
Sustainable City, the Middle East’s first fully operational sustainable community, has adopted B100 biodiesel, which is produced at Neutral Fuels’ bio-refinery in Dubai Investment Park.
Compared to conventional gasoline and petroleum diesel, B100 cuts harmful emissions such as carbon monoxide by 50 per cent, nitrogen oxides by 95% and particulate matter by 99%.
Faris Saeed, CEO of Diamond Developers — the company behind Sustainable City — said: “We are pleased to be bringing our construction methods in line with our sustainable philosophy.
“B100 biodiesel minimises nearly all forms of air pollution, particularly greenhouse gases, so [it]... will also allow us to maintain the pure, clean and untainted environment that our residents enjoy at the community.”
The use of B100 biodiesel will allow Sustainable City to reduce its footprint by up to 150 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year during the construction period.
Its use requires no engine modifications and its high lubricity, combined with its cleaning properties, make it an ideal sustainable alternative to conventional diesel.