Lootah Biofuels has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts to produce and supply biodiesel and provide waste cooking oil recycling services in the Maldives.
The deal was inked during the second day of the Dubai Business Forum, a global gathering of businesses and investors held from November 1-2 at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai.
The Dubai Business Forum brings together key stakeholders from the government and private sectors across the globe to explore strategic economic partnerships, develop international networks, and open new horizons for business, trade, and investments.
The agreement was signed in the presence of Faisal Naseem, Vice President of the Republic of Maldives; Faisal Juma Khalfan Belhoul, Vice Chairman of Dubai Chambers; and Mohammad Ali Rashed Lootah, President and CEO of Dubai Chambers.
The MoU was inked by Yousuf bin Saeed Lootah, CEO of Lootah Biofuels, and Ismail Hilmy, Chairman of Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts.
As one of the countries that has been adversely affected by environmental issues, the objective of the MoU is to reduce the impact of CO2 by replacing normal diesel with biodiesel. The agreement also supports the collection and recycling of used cooking oil from luxury resorts, hotels, restaurants, and households to produce biodiesel in the Maldives.
With the UAE poised to host the COP28 climate summit, the agreement supports the country's ambition to become a leading global hub for sustainability and the circular economy, as well as Dubai Chambers’ drive to promote the overseas expansion of local companies. The MoU will also play a key role in supporting the Maldives’ target to achieve net-zero emissions by 2030.
Valued at $ 15 million, the Dubai-based Lootah Biofuels was established in 2010 to address the growing demand for sustainable and environmentally friendly fuel alternatives. In line with the UAE's vision for sustainable development and the circular economy, the company is committed to innovating and introducing sustainable long-term solutions for energy requirements. Lootah Biofuels collects used cooking oil – which is considered a waste material for households, hotels, and restaurants – and recycles it to produce green biofuel (biodiesel).
The agreement was signed as part of The Deals Hub, a dedicated impact-driven platform for global business leaders and investors to forge and announce major business initiatives, partnerships, investments, and commercial alliances during the Dubai Business Forum. An innovative initiative that reflects Dubai Chambers’ commitment to driving growth in international trade and investment, The Deals Hub further consolidates Dubai’s position as a leading global city for doing business.
Brazil, UAE seal climate, biofuels deals as leaders meetBrazil and the United Arab Emirates announced a series of deals on combating climate change and advancing biofuels on Saturday as President Luiz ... World News
Biofuel produced from coffee waste by UAE researchersA biofuel has been produced from coffee waste by researchers from the United Arab Emirates University in Al Ain, as reported by state new agency ... Gulf
Coffee to serve as biofuel for London buses soonBeginning Monday, Bio-Bean, a company that recycles waste coffee grounds into advanced biofuels and biochemical will be using coffee as source to fuel ... Variety
Qantas, Airbus to invest $1.3 mln in Australian biofuel refineryQantas Airways Ltd and Airbus SE will jointly invest A$2 million ($1.34 million) in a biofuel refinery being set up in Australia’s Queensland state ... Aviation & Transport