POTENTIAL OF BIODIESEL PRODUCTION IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES BASED ON THE LOCALLY AVAILABLE FEEDSTOCK

Sara Maen Asaad, Abrar Inayat, Maryam Nooman Almallahi, Chaouki Ghenai, Abdallah Shanableh, Mahmoud Elgendi

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Abstract

This paper outlines the potential for biodiesel production in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and discusses locally available feedstock. With a growing global demand for renewable energy sources and sustainable practises, the UAE, like many other countries, is attempting to lessen its reliance on fossil fuels. As a promising renewable resource, biomass provides a possibility for biodiesel production, contributing to the country's long-term energy and sustainability goals. Statistics related to feedstock available in UAE are discussed along with some experimental and modelling studies related to biodiesel production in the UAE. In addition, existing biodiesel production companies in the UAE, such as Lootah Biofuels and Neutral Fuels, and their contributions in helping the UAE reach its sustainability goals are showcased. Finally, future research areas related to biodiesel production and possible feedstock are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication50th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering, CIE 2023
Subtitle of host publicationSustainable Digital Transformation
EditorsYasser Dessouky, Abdulrahim Shamayleh
PublisherComputers and Industrial Engineering
Pages1785-1792
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781713886952
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Event50th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering: Sustainable Digital Transformation, CIE 2023 - Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Duration: Oct 30 2023Nov 2 2023

Publication series

NameProceedings of International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering, CIE
Volume3
ISSN (Electronic)2164-8689

Conference

Conference50th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering: Sustainable Digital Transformation, CIE 2023
Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates
CitySharjah
Period10/30/2311/2/23

Keywords

  • United Arab Emirates
  • biodiesel
  • biodiesel production companies
  • biomass
  • feedstock
  • transesterification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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