Khaleej Times, Thursday, Feb 16, 2023 | Rajab 25, 1444
Abu Dhabi to get new project turning waste to alternative fuels
Abu Dhabi authorities have announced a new project for turning waste carbon into
sustainable aviation fuel.
The move followed the collaboration between Abu Dhabi Waste Management Company
(Tadweer) and LanzaTech NZ, Inc. (LanzaTech) to explore business opportunities
to develop a large-scale conversion plant for transforming solid municipal waste
into sustainable alternative fuel.
LanzaTech, is an innovative Carbon Capture and Transformation (CCT) company that
transforms waste carbon into materials such as sustainable fuels, fabrics,
packaging, and other products that people use in their daily lives.
Eng Ali Al Dhaheri, chief executive officer of Tadweer said: "This is another
great partnership we are exploring in 2023 – the UAE's Year of Sustainability.
It exemplifies our commitment to partnering with leading waste management
entities and driving sustainability across our organization. We believe that
waste is a resource to be harnessed, and with LanzaTech's support, we aim to
make this a reality".
"The project represents a tremendous opportunity to protect the planet by
turning waste carbon into sustainable aviation fuel, keeping fossil fuels in the
ground," said Jennifer Holmgren, chief executive officer of LanzaTech. "The
carbon found in municipal solid waste, which is piling up in landfills or being
incinerated globally, can play a critical role in eliminating the virgin fossil
resources used to make fuels and chemicals.
“It is a testament to the UAE's leadership and strong sustainability agenda that
our technology has found a home here. This collaboration further advances the US
and UAE's Partnership for Accelerating Clean Energy (PACE) and provides a
foundation for deepening cooperation on circular economy and low-carbon fuels."