TNT, Lootah start biofuel trial
Dubai, August 6, 2013
TNT Express, a leading delivery company, has started trials of bio-fuel for its UAE fleet with the help of Lootah Biofuels, a fully owned subsidiary of Dubai-based SS Lootah Group.
This agreement aims at reducing carbon footprints as bio-diesel produces 10 times fewer harmful green house emissions than regular diesel.
TNT Express UAE has partnered with Lootah to supply locally produced bio-diesel made from used cooking oil for its commercial vehicles in Dubai.
B5 Biodiesel is petroleum diesel that has been blended with used cooking oil (UCO) that has been chemically treated at a bio-diesel processor plant. The key benefits of this initiative include carbon foot print reduction as well as reduction of UCO waste.
It is expected that this initiative would reduce carbon emissions by approximately 32 tonnes per year. Through using B5, UCO is put into sustainable use as opposed to being discarded as waste, thereby impacting the environment negatively.
Yousif Bin Saeed Al Lootah, CEO, Lootah Biofuels, said: “Keeping in line with UAE’s vision, the project is a significant step towards sustainable development and the Expo 2020 bid for sustainability. Our mission is to deliver economic, operational and environmental benefits for long-term customer satisfaction and sustainable growth and with the TNT Express agreement we hope to take the consumption of B5 biodiesel to the next level.” - TradeArabia News Service