Founder of Lootah Biofuels shares vision for biofuel use
Yousif bin Saeed Lootah, Founder of Lootah Biofuels, shares his vision for biofuel use in fighting climate change and his expectations from the upcoming COP28.
Lootah Biofuels: A Remarkable Movement Towards a Greener Future
As the world seeks innovative solutions to combat climate change, the transport sector is moving towards EVs and hydrogen, Lootah Biofuels, a leading biofuel company based in the UAE, is spearheading a remarkable movement towards a greener future through their circular business of manufacturing biofuel.
The Inspiring Story Behind Lootah Biofuels
In a recent interview, Yousif Lootah shared the inspiring story behind the creation of Lootah Biofuels. The journey began when the family business, SS Lootah Group, established its Green Car Program as part of its corporate social responsibility initiative.
Producing Biodiesel from Used Cooking Oil
Lootah Biofuels focuses on producing biodiesel from Used Cooking Oil (UCO), a renewable alternative to traditional petroleum-based diesel. While limited agriculture in the region posed a challenge in terms of feedstock availability, Yousif found inspiration during his research trips to Europe, where regulatory requirements mandated the use of 10% biodiesel blends in vehicles.
Lootah Biofuels: Making a Significant Impact on Reducing Carbon Emissions
Today, Lootah Biofuels is the UAE’s largest collector of Used Cooking Oil, gathering over 160,000 litres of UCO per month from prominent restaurants in the region. With an annual production capacity of 60 million litres of biofuel, the company is making a significant impact on reducing carbon emissions.
Impressive Roster of Partnerships
Lootah Biofuels boasts an impressive roster of partners, including government agencies such as the Roads and Transport Authority, Dubai Police, and Dubai Municipality. Additionally, the company has formed partnerships with local and international brands operating in the UAE.
Biofuels: A Promising Solution to Combat Climate Change
Yousif explains that the advantages of biofuels, especially in terms of carbon emissions reduction, are substantial. Yousif Lootah explained that by using biofuel, vehicles can achieve more than 50% lower CO2 emissions compared to electric vehicles if the average emissions of electricity production in Europe are considered.
Lootah Biofuels’ Primary Goals
One of Lootah Biofuels’ primary goals is to see every fuel station in the UAE offer biodiesel blends. Company focuses on sustainable energy solutions in line with UAE’s sustainable development vision.
COP28: Promoting a Circular Economy and Accelerating the Adoption of Biofuels
Yousif Lootah expects COP28 to promote circular economy and accelerate biofuels adoption. “As the UAE commits to achieving Net Zero by 2050, events like COP28 become pivotal in shaping a sustainable future.