Abu Dhabi pushes forward with second generation biofuels efforts

Abu Dhabi's Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, a university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, and Tadweer, the Center of Waste Management, have signed a two-year research agreement.

This research will focus on improving the production process of converting waste cooking oil (WCO) to biodiesel through further experimentation and sensitivity studies.

Isam Janajreh, associate professor of mechanical engineering and head of the waste to energy (W2E) laboratory at Masdar Institute, will be the principal investigator of the project, while Ahmed Aljabri will be the co-principal investigator. Together, they will design, plan, and formulate the modelling and experimental investigations with assistance from two Masdar Institute Master's students.