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First Commercial Scale Municipal Waste to Renewable Methanol Plant in the Middle East Announced During COP27

November 7, 2022

Averda and WasteFuel partner to address the climate crisis by turning waste into low carbon fuels in the Middle East

Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt – Averda, the leading end-to-end waste management, treatment and recycling company in emerging markets, and WasteFuel, a developer of bio-refineries focused on converting Municipal Solid Waste into low-carbon fuels, announced today during the COP27 Climate Conference, their partnership to develop the first commercial scale municipal waste to renewable methanol plant in the Middle East.

The location for the first plant is being researched, and it is expected to be in Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates. The plant will produce renewable methanol for shipping from unrecyclable waste currently being collected and disposed of by Averda. This renewable fuel would help shipping companies achieve up to 90% reductions in CO2 emissions and other greenhouse gases and pollutants compared to conventional fuels.

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New York Climate Week: WasteFuel® Announces Launch of WasteFuel Methanol Module™ as shipping methanol demand grows

WasteFuel, a leading developer of bio-refineries focused on converting Municipal Solid Waste into low carbon fuels, announced today - during the UN United Nations General Assembly and New York Climate Week - the WasteFuel Methanol Module.  A new technology that will significantly accelerate the use of organic waste to produce green methanol.

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World Ocean Day: Climate change is the biggest threat to our ocean. We need shipping to be part of the solution

Our oceans are the world’s biggest life support system. Half of the world’s oxygen is produced by them and every second breath you take comes from the ocean. 

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Statement from WasteFuel Co-founder, Chairman and CEO in response to UN carbon price proposal for shipping

This is very good news for anyone who cares about the climate emergency. A.P. Moller - Maersk has led the industry in urging the IMO to act while boldly beginning a transition of its entire fleet to low carbon fuels.

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WasteFuel strengthens leadership with appointment of leading biofuels executive as new COO

WasteFuel, the developer of low-carbon biofuels from waste, announces the appointment of leading biofuels executive Jeffrey Briggs as Chief Operating Officer.

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WasteFuel Announces WasteFuel Marine, a Green Shipping Fuel Solution

WasteFuel, a developer of low-carbon biofuels, announced today the launch of WasteFuel Marine, a renewable fuel solution for the shipping sector. WasteFuel Marine’s initial product will be biomethanol for container ships.

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Razon’s Prime Infra creates unit for waste-to-fuel project

 Ports and casino magnate Enrique Razon’s Prime Infrastructure Holdings Corp. said Wednesday it has established a new subsidiary for its waste-to-fuel project being developed in partnership with US-based  WasteFuel Global.

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WasteFuel and Maersk announce landmark agreement accelerating shipping industry decarbonisation

WasteFuel and Maersk have today announced a commercial-scale bio-methanol partnership, which is set to help accelerate the decarbonisation of the shipping sector.

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Will COP26 be the Moment When Our Leaders Lead?

History shows us that change comes from people. We’re seeing the impact of activist pressure all over the world, and in recent weeks commitments to tackle emissions have increased from the business community. But governments have a role in making change easier and that’s what we need to see this week.

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WasteFuel Names Mario De La Ossa President

 WasteFuel, a California-based next-generation waste-to-fuels company that uses proven technologies to address the climate emergency and revolutionize mobility, announced today the promotion of Mario De La Ossa to President. 

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WasteFuel Agriculture launches to turn agriculture waste into green fuel

From the world’s largest agricultural exposition, WasteFuel announced today WasteFuel Agriculture which will provide sustainable, profitable solutions for producers of agricultural waste.

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Maersk invests in WasteFuel to develop green bio-methanol production in the Americas and Asia

Three weeks after the announcement of an e-methanol sourcing agreement in Europe, A.P. Moller – Maersk invests in California-based WasteFuel, a start-up focused on turning waste into sustainable aviation fuel, green bio-methanol, and renewable natural gas.

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NetJets and WasteFuel Partner to Revolutionize Travel

NetJets today announces it has made a significant investment in WasteFuel, a waste to fuel company that aims to transform landfill waste into sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), making it the first private aviation company to buy a stake in the production of SAF.

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WasteFuel Announces New Leadership Team

WasteFuel announced today that it has named Trevor Neilson as its Chairman and CEO. The company also announced Mario De La Ossa as Chief Commercial Officer and Kevin Stark as the company’s Chief Operating Officer.

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