In line with Nestlé’s commitment to reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions from its distribution operations by 10% between 2014 and 2020, Nestlé Waters began in May collaborating with Neutral Fuels on introducing to its Dubai truck fleet a blend of 80% fossil diesel and 20% biodiesel, produced from used cooking oil.
Neutral Fuels collects used cooking oil – otherwise considered waste - across the United Arab Emirates and transforms it into biodiesel.
Nestlé Waters is using the blended fuel in 10 of its trucks during this initial testing phase, with plans to expand use throughout its distribution fleet should all go well.
The six months test phase is estimated to be eliminating 30 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2eq) emissions from the air, with reductions of 300 tons of CO2eq emissions per year expected once the new blend is used across all of Nestlé Waters’ fleet.
“This is the first time we use a biodiesel blend in our region, as we continue to investigate new alternative solutions to further reduce our environmental impact,” said Marco Banchelli, Supply Chain Manager for Nestlé Waters in the region.
“This is an excellent example of a forward thinking company taking yet another step towards reducing its carbon footprint by using our ultra-low carbon, clean, green fuel,” added Karl W. Feilder, CEO, Neutral Fuels.