Renaissance Services Partners with Wakud for Biodiesel Conversion


Renaissance Services, an Oman-based lodging, services, and Integrated Facilities Management (IFM) provider, has partnered with Wakud, a local business, to turn Used Cooking Oil (UCO) from Renaissance's large-scale central kitchens into biodiesel.

Renaissance said in a press release that the relationship started earlier this year when more than 9,000 litres of UCO were sent to Wakud's Khazaen Industrial City facility to be turned into biodiesel.

As stated by Stephen R. Thomas, CEO of Renaissance Services: "We are happy to work with Wakud in support of the Sultanate's Net Zero commitments and the pillar of Sustainable Environment envisioned by Oman Vision 2040, as recycling of UCO is one of the ways in which our Net Zero ambition and related targets can be achieved".

Managing Director of Wakud Maher Al Habsi continued, saying, "We are thrilled to work with Renaissance Services to convert UCO from the company's operations in Oman into biodiesel, thereby increasing fuel efficiency, reducing carbon and minimising the release of dangerous pollutants like NOx and sulphur compounds". 

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