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News Article | February 28, 2017
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The event enabled in the raising of funds for cancer patients of 6 Nationalities -- Bulwark, the award-winning and specialized Value-Added Distributor in the region, successfully participated in The Mercithon-Walk of Mercy held in Dubai Creek Park on 24February 2017. The unique day-long walkathon took place as a part of golden jubilee celebrations of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Dubai.In a unique humanitarian fund-raising initiative, the walkathon raised funds for six cancer patients of different nationalities.The event labelled 'Mercithon' (Walk of Mercy) was organized by St. Mary's Catholic Church, Dubai, as one of the activities of its golden jubilee celebrations, approved by the Islamic Affairs & Charitable Activities Department, and supported by the UAE Red Crescent and Dubai Municipality.As a part of our corporate social responsibility initiatives, Bulwark participated in the day-long Walkathon. People from various nationalities came together to attend the charity event to provide financial support for six cancer patients from economically weaker segments of the society.''Participation in the Mercithon-Walk of Mercy provided us a unique opportunity to support a noble cause to raise funds for treatment of the cancer patients. It is indeed good to be associated and be an integral part of such CSR initiatives. Our sincere appreciation for St. Mary's Church who has been supporting humanitarian activities for long,'' says Jose Thomas Menacherry,Managing Director,Bulwark Technologies.The event included family fun fair, food stalls, kids zone and live shows.Bulwark Technologies LLC is the leading provider for IT Security and Information Communications & Technology (ICT) products in the Middle East region. Headquartered in Dubai, Bulwark serves the entire region with innovations from more than 20 technology vendors and works with more than 350 partners, with the aim of bringing the best in technology to the Middle East. Customers from various sectors including Banking, Finance, Government, Manufacturing, Hospitality, Medical, Education, Petroleum and more rely on solutions distributed by Bulwark for securing and managing their IT infrastructure. Bulwark has won numerous industry awards for leadership in IT sales and support, and has been rated as the best VAD in the region. For more information, please visit http://www.bulwark.biz/ Ms. Sonali Basu RoyMarketing ManagerE-mail: sonali@bulwark.biz | www.bulwark.biz


News Article | November 3, 2016
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Addressing accurate and next-generation weather forecasting and climate-change measurement technologies and services. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, November 03, 2016 --( Dubai Municipality, Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority, Abu Dhabi City Municipality, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Fujairah International Airport, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, and The Civil Aviation Department -Sharjah attended WeatherTech GCC. It featured many exciting presentations among which we can mention: “Linking strategy, policy and climate change modelling to create an adaptive strategy for mitigation of current and future climate risk” by Dr. Tarek Sadek from the United Nations, “Supporting collaboration between the public and private sector in the GCC” by Ehab Alshurafa from ArabiaWeather Inc., “How cognitive technologies can help to make the right business decisions utilizing critical weather data” by Yesim Taslioglu from IBM, in addition to 3 panel discussions and 2 case studies. The response to this event was hugely positive as delegates and sponsors enjoyed a stellar line-up of speaker as well as the opportunities to network with the industry’s key decision makers. “Impressive, informatic, well managed event. This type of conference should be continued,” stated a Superintendent of Meteorology at Fujairah International Airport. “Rich of useful information. Very good conference,” said a Chemical Engineer at Fujairah Municipality. “Very good and informative event,” said a weather forecaster at Fujairah International Airport. WeatherTech GCC was held with the participation of Arabia Weather, The Weather Company – An IBM Business, JinYang, Leosphere, Earth Networks, OTT Hydromet, CAE, EWR, SMG, Wx Risk Global, and Bayanat. WeatherTech GCC – Day 2 (November 2) hosted speakers from Dubai Municipality, the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR), AECOM, the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi, the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA), Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Earth Networks, and featured 4 case studies and 1 panel discussion. For more information about the conference, please visit www.weathertechgcc.com Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, November 03, 2016 --( PR.com )-- Advanced Conferences & Meetings is proud to launch the 2nd Annual WeatherTech GCC at The Anantara Eastern Mangroves Hotel, Abu Dhabi. This edition is addressing accurate and next-generation weather forecasting and climate-change measurement technologies and services.Dubai Municipality, Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority, Abu Dhabi City Municipality, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Fujairah International Airport, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, and The Civil Aviation Department -Sharjah attended WeatherTech GCC. It featured many exciting presentations among which we can mention: “Linking strategy, policy and climate change modelling to create an adaptive strategy for mitigation of current and future climate risk” by Dr. Tarek Sadek from the United Nations, “Supporting collaboration between the public and private sector in the GCC” by Ehab Alshurafa from ArabiaWeather Inc., “How cognitive technologies can help to make the right business decisions utilizing critical weather data” by Yesim Taslioglu from IBM, in addition to 3 panel discussions and 2 case studies.The response to this event was hugely positive as delegates and sponsors enjoyed a stellar line-up of speaker as well as the opportunities to network with the industry’s key decision makers. “Impressive, informatic, well managed event. This type of conference should be continued,” stated a Superintendent of Meteorology at Fujairah International Airport. “Rich of useful information. Very good conference,” said a Chemical Engineer at Fujairah Municipality. “Very good and informative event,” said a weather forecaster at Fujairah International Airport.WeatherTech GCC was held with the participation of Arabia Weather, The Weather Company – An IBM Business, JinYang, Leosphere, Earth Networks, OTT Hydromet, CAE, EWR, SMG, Wx Risk Global, and Bayanat.WeatherTech GCC – Day 2 (November 2) hosted speakers from Dubai Municipality, the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR), AECOM, the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi, the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA), Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Earth Networks, and featured 4 case studies and 1 panel discussion.For more information about the conference, please visit www.weathertechgcc.com Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from Advanced Conferences & Meetings


News Article | November 22, 2016
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DUBAI, UAE, November 22, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/ -- A 14-year-old student from GEMS Millennium School - Sharjah walked away with the honours of the region's first Gulf 3D Printing Olympiad organised by ATLAB. Rishabh Java designed and 3D printed a bionic arm, which was selected as the 'Best Innovative Project' of the year. The winner will get a chance to visit the BETT Show in the UK in 2017. More than 75 teams from numerous schools across the GCC participated in the competition, aimed at inspiring young entrepreneurs by fuelling their innovation and creativity through 3D printing. The winning teams selected from four different categories were awarded with 3D printers and cash prizes of AED10,000 (first) and AED5,000 (second) and AED3,000 (third). Abdul Salam, Head of Dubai Municipality Accelerator and Head of Processes and Systems section, was the chief guest on the occasion. The Gulf 3D Printing Olympiad Inspired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum's vision of innovation, was based on the theme, 'Design Your First Consumer Product'. Participants were asked to design and 3D print an innovative product, preferably something that could help people in their everyday lives. The winning creation by Java is a low-cost, mind-controlled, functional 3D-printed bionic forearm which the users can control with their mind. The bionic arm was built using Electroencephalography (EEG) - an electrophysiological monitoring method to record electrical activity of the brain - and can perform simple tasks such as shake hands and pick up objects among others. This is a great replacement for patients with disabled hands. They can get their sense of touch back by replacing their functionless forearm with the bionic arm, which can interface with the nervous system. "I am thrilled to receive the award. In future I plan to add other functionalities such as equip it with sensors that give a real-time response to the residual arm, have wrist and elbow movement and make it more user-friendly," says Java. Another interesting design that was showcased is a Fumes Dissipater created by Rishi Bhatnagar of DPS Sharjah. In most homes that still use celling fans, a black charred mark above the wall regulators is a common feature. The 3D printed dissipater sits above the regulator as an additional layer and diverts the flow of fumes using new openings, thereby preventing the walls from turning black. It is also equipped with a detachable filter for easy cleaning. The product can be customised and fixed using screws or clipped with a metallic base. The upper section can also be used to showcase household decorative items. Among the other innovative designs included a sensor-enabled plastic waste collector by Uhoud Khalid Al Jarman and solar-powered flashlight by nine-year-old Jassim Mohammad Al Marzooqi of Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Centre for Giftedness and Creativity. "The Gulf 3D printing Olympiad - the first such event in the region - is aimed at creating young engineers. We are highly pleased by the number of teams that participated in the competition and the products that were designed as part of the contest," explains S. Senthil Kugan, Director, ATLAB. The event was held at the GEMS Wellington Academy in Dubai Silicon Oasis. An expert panel of judges from the fields of design, technology and science selected the winners based on creativity, precision, originality, inventiveness, execution as well as the quality of the presentation. Arjun Bhorkar, a participating student from The Millennium School in Dubai, had designed a multi-purpose bottle that could contain more than one drink. "I saw a need for an all-in-one bottle because my friends used to carry one for juice and another separately for water. Also, some of them added lime into their water bottles to add flavour, but it ended up obstructing the flow when they tried to drink from it. So I designed a bottle that could hold two different types of liquid; I designed it in such a way that you can insert a piece of lime but without obstructing the flow of water," explains Bhorkar. Anubha Kalra, a teacher at DPS Sharjah who has been helping some of the participants from her school, says that the Gulf 3D Printing Olympiad has enabled her students to think critically, especially when it comes to re-engineering. "Students perform research quite often for submitting their class work. Here, on the other hand, for the first time in my experience they have been conducting research to design and develop their own product. Whenever they encountered bottlenecks, they have tried to find innovative solutions to overcome them. That is inspiring," explains Kalra. For ATLAB, the very idea behind the initiative was to develop innovative thinking and design capabilities among students. "Students as young as 10 have been involved in the project. In most of the presentations today I could see an urge to create something innovative, an initiative to make things better. That thought process leads to R&D and that is what we aimed at," says Kugan. "The Olympiad provided a perfect opportunity for students to innovate and fuelled their curiosity and creativity. It takes them a step closer to solving real-world challenges, beyond just textbook-based curriculum," adds Kugan. The Gulf 3D Printing Olympiad was open to all school and university students between the age group of 10 and 25 residing in the GCC. ATLAB has also announced that starting next year the competition will be extended to other parts of the world. The 3D Printing Olympiad, as it will be called from 2017, will include countries such as the UK, Singapore, Malaysia, Netherlands and Poland, with national-level competitions held in their respective countries. The qualifying teams will present their products at the final round held in Dubai. Prizewinners Primary (ages 10-12) 1st prize - Safa Mariam and Adya Roy 2nd prize - Hana Kabeer Middle (ages 13-15) 1st prize - Rishabh Java 2nd prize - Rishi Bhatnagar High School (ages 16-19) 1st prize - Arjun Bhorkar 2nd prize - Uhoud Khalid Al Jarman 3rd prize - Ivan Joseph Thomas and Abaid Isaac Ninan ATLAB is a technology-based learning solutions company that is focused on providing innovative educational training systems and laboratory equipment to educational institutions, technical universities and industrial (vocational) training centres. The company is a pioneer in delivering STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) solutions to classrooms. An associate of the Centena Group, ATLAB has partnered with some of the world's leading manufacturers and solution providers such as LEGO Education, PITSCO Education and PASCO Scientific, among others to bring the best-of-class solutions to classrooms.


Loyyal signs with Dubai Holding to bring the future forward faster through the Dubai Future Accelerators programme - Leading universal loyalty platform to revolutionize commercial loyalty and Government incentivisation in Dubai through its blockchain capabilities - In line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of UAE, Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to bring an innovative future forward to become a reality Loyyal, the blockchain innovator building a global loyalty operator network, has signed a contract with Dubai Holding for a pilot deployment, both enhancing and connecting the consumer facing (B2C) loyalty propositions of the Jumeirah Group and new corporate (B2B) relationship value proposition with its sister company TECOM Group. "Dubai Holding has always been at the forefront of innovation with landmark projects and several industry first initiatives including the support to Dubai Future Foundation," says Ahmad bin Byat, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Dubai Holding. "Loyyal will be leading a pilot deployment to create innovative, feasible and cost-effective solutions for enhancing the interaction between the Group's businesses, ultimately enhancing our offerings to customers and business partners. We are thrilled to partner with game-changing companies such as Loyyal in driving forward the National Innovation Strategy," bin Byat explained. The partnership was facilitated by the Dubai Future Accelerators (DFA) programme, between Loyyal and Dubai Holding, formally signed on Thursday 24 November 2016, with the landmark agreement aiming to realize the DFA's vision for technology innovation within Dubai's commercial and government sectors. "We established the Global Blockchain Council here in Dubai less than a year ago, and are already seeing impressive advancements in the uptake of this technology. We are pleased by Loyyal's progress with Dubai Points, their partnerships with the private sector and look forward to working even closer with them as they bring the Blockchain future to reality," said Saif Al-Aleeli, CEO of the Dubai Future Foundation and Founding Member of the Global Blockchain Council. As part of the contract, Loyyal is deploying its proprietary and patent pending blockchain and smart contract infrastructure solution to re-map the way the Dubai Holding's businesses interact with consumers and each other. The Pilot will focus on The Jumeirah Group and TECOM Group, bringing together disparate loyalty schemes and separate businesses to unlock undiscovered relationship value and demonstrate the network effect opportunities of using the common ledger and distributed trust capabilities of blockchain. "We are honored to have been hosted by Dubai Holding to be part of the inaugural Dubai Future Accelerator," said Sean Dennis, Co-Founder and Chief Happiness Officer, Loyyal. "As a city, Dubai isn't just looking towards the future, it is harnessing innovation, knowledge and technology to ensure that future becomes a reality." About Loyyal Loyyal is reinventing how loyalty is created and rewarded. Using blockchain and smart contract technology, Loyyal has built an interoperable loyalty and rewards platform to address a highly fragmented industry, and offer multiple sectors an innovative way to incentivize customer behavior. Loyyal, a founding member of the Dubai Global Blockchain Council and the blockchain industry's Hyperledger Project, joined the very first cohort in the Dubai Future Accelerators program in October 2016. Looking to bring the future forward faster, the program has united the best organisations, entrepreneurs and government entities to test solutions for seven key civic challenges and to tackle the most complex opportunities of the 21st century. It then invests in breakthrough technologies to make innovative ideas become a reality - for Dubai, the region, and the rest of the world. For information about Loyyal, please visit www.loyyal.com or email to . Media inquiries may be directed by email to . About Dubai Holding Dubai Holding is an investment conglomerate with operations in 24 countries employing over 22,000 people. Established in 2004, Dubai Holding today manages an AED 130 billion portfolio of assets, which supports the strong development of Dubai's non-oil economy across sectors including; tourism, hospitality, real estate, media, ICT, education, design and trade. Its portfolio includes TECOM Group, which manages 11 of Dubai's most successful business communities; Jumeirah Group, the hospitality arm which owns and operates 22 hotel developments in 11 destinations in 9 countries; Dubai Properties Group, one of the largest fully integrated and community development business in Dubai; Family Entertainment and New Media, which implements a strategic plan to develop new family destinations and further grow digital media business lines. Dubai Holding's current project pipeline will add significantly to the Emirate's portfolio of landmarks. This includes Mall of the World, all-season city district comprising the world's largest retail network; and Dubai Creek Harbour, a joint venture with Emaar Properties to build a futuristic waterfront city at The Lagoons. Dubai Holding plays an influential role in delivering on Dubai's economic diversification strategy and initiatives such as Tourism Vision 2020, Dubai Smart City, Dubai Innovation Strategy, Dubai Industrial Strategy and Capital of Islamic Economy. For media queries, please contact: Zein Bushnaq Direct +971 56 1742230 www.dubaiholding.com www.twitter.com/dubaiholding www.instagram.com/dubaiholding www.youtube.com/user/dubaiholding https://www.linkedin.com/company/dubai-holding About the Dubai Future Accelerators The Dubai Future Accelerators, the largest government-supported accelerator globally, launched by Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, will develop and support innovative solutions for seven key government entities: Dubai Roads and Transport Authority, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, Dubai Police, Dubai Municipality, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai Holding, and Dubai Knowledge and Human Development Authority. For information about Dubai Future Accelerators, please visit www.dubaifutureaccelerators.com. 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News Article | October 6, 2016
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Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (right), Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai and Hussain Nasser Lootah, DG of Dubai Municipality with the Philips Dubai Lamp(Credit: Dubai Municipality) One of the many benefits of LED light bulbs is that they use much less energy than conventional incandescent bulbs. Thanks to a research partnership with the municipality of Dubai, Philips has developed a range of LED bulbs that are claimed to reduce electricity consumption by up to 90 percent when compared to incandescent bulbs and will last up to 15 time longer, too. The Dubai Lamp project was aimed at helping to encourage sustainable development and, specifically, contributing to a targeted 30 percent reduction in the city's energy use by 2030. Philips, of course, is no stranger to LEDs, with its Hue bulbs among the most well known of smart lighting ranges available and its technology used to illuminate stadia and cities around the world. Working with Dubai Municipality, it's now developed the world's first commercial 200 lumen (lm) per watt LED bulbs, with its next best bulb in this respect said to achieve 101 lm/W. The Dubai Lamp range comprises four LED bulbs, each of which are available in "cool daylight" and "warm white" colors. There's a 1-W, 200-lm E14 candle bulb, a 2-W, 400-lm E27 classic bulb and a 3-W, 600-lm E27 classic bulb. These are designed to replace 25-W, 40-W and 60-W incandescent bulbs, respectively, and to run off Dubai's 220-240-V mains voltage. Completing the range is a 3-W, 12-V MR16 Spot to replace 50-W, 12-V halogen spot bulbs, and has a lower efficiency than its siblings of 133 lm/W. The Dubai Lamp was unveiled at the Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition this week and is due to be available in Dubai by the end of the year. There are plans to roll it out beyond Dubai, but there's nothing confirmed on this front as yet. Pricing has yet to be set.


Madani A.T.,Dubai Municipality | Ahmad A.Z.,Dubai Municipality | Christoph L.,Dubai Municipality | Hammadi Z.,Dubai Municipality | Sabeal M.A.,Dubai Municipality
International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences - ISPRS Archives | Year: 2016

Providing high quality 3D data with reasonable quality and cost were always essential, affording the core data and foundation for developing an information-based decision-making tool of urban environments with the capability of providing decision makers, stakeholders, professionals, and public users with 3D views and 3D analysis tools of spatial information that enables real-world views. Helps and assist in improving users' orientation and also increase their efficiency in performing their tasks related to city planning, Inspection, infrastructures, roads, and cadastre management. In this paper, the capability of multi-view Vexcel UltraCam Osprey camera images is examined to provide a 3D model of building façades using an efficient image-based modeling workflow adopted by commercial software's. The main steps of this work include: Specification, point cloud generation, and 3D modeling. After improving the initial values of interior and exterior parameters at first step, an efficient image matching technique such as Semi Global Matching (SGM) is applied on the images to generate point cloud. Then, a mesh model of points is calculated using and refined to obtain an accurate model of buildings. Finally, a texture is assigned to mesh in order to create a realistic 3D model. The resulting model has provided enough LoD2 details of the building based on visual assessment. The objective of this paper is neither comparing nor promoting a specific technique over the other and does not mean to promote a sensor-based system over another systems or mechanism presented in existing or previous paper. The idea is to share experience.


Abdulmuttalib H.,Dubai Municipality
International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences - ISPRS Archives | Year: 2016

Environmental monitoring practices support decision makers of different government / private institutions, besides environmentalists and planners among others. This support helps them act towards the sustainability of our environment, and also take efficient measures for protecting human beings in general, but it is difficult to explore useful information from 'OGD' and assure its quality for the purpose. On the other hand, Monitoring itself comprises detecting changes as happens, or within the mitigation period range, which means that any source of data, that is to be used for monitoring, should replicate the information related to the period of environmental monitoring, or otherwise it's considered almost useless or history. In this paper the assessment of information extraction and structuring from Open Government Data 'OGD', that can be useful to environmental monitoring is performed, looking into availability, usefulness to environmental monitoring of a certain type, checking its repetition period and dependences. The particular assessment is being performed on a small sample selected from OGD, bearing in mind the type of the environmental change monitored, such as the increase and concentrations of built up areas, and reduction of green areas, or monitoring the change of temperature in a specific area. The World Bank mentioned in its blog that Data is open if it satisfies both conditions of, being technically open, and legally open. The use of Open Data thus, is regulated by published terms of use, or an agreement which implies some conditions without violating the above mentioned two conditions. Within the scope of the paper I wish to share the experience of using some OGD for supporting an environmental monitoring work, that is performed to mitigate the production of carbon dioxide, by regulating energy consumption, and by properly designing the test area's landscapes, thus using Geodesign tactics, meanwhile wish to add to the results achieved by many efforts to make OGD useful In General and specifically for Environmental Monitoring purposes.


Elhakeem A.,Dubai Municipality | Elshorbagy W.,MWH Global Middle East
Marine Pollution Bulletin | Year: 2015

A comprehensive basin wide hydrodynamic evaluation has been carried out to assess the long term impacts of climate change and coastal effluents on the salinity and seawater temperature of the Arabian Gulf (AG) using Delft3D-Flow model. The long term impacts of climate change scenarios A2 and B1 of the IPCC-AR4 on the AG hydrodynamics were evaluated. Using the current capacity and production rates of coastal desalination, power, and refinery plants, two projection scenarios until the year 2080 with 30. year intervals were developed namely the realistic and the optimistic discharge scenarios. Simulations of the individual climate change scenarios ascertained overall increase of the AG salinity and temperature and decrease of precipitation. The changes varied spatially with different scenarios as per the depth, proximity to exchange with ocean water, flushing, vertical mixing, and flow restriction. The individual tested scenarios of coastal projected discharges showed significant effects but within 10-20. km from the outfalls. © 2015 Elsevier Ltd.


PubMed | MWH Global Middle East and Dubai Municipality
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Marine pollution bulletin | Year: 2015

A comprehensive basin wide hydrodynamic evaluation has been carried out to assess the long term impacts of climate change and coastal effluents on the salinity and seawater temperature of the Arabian Gulf (AG) using Delft3D-Flow model. The long term impacts of climate change scenarios A2 and B1 of the IPCC-AR4 on the AG hydrodynamics were evaluated. Using the current capacity and production rates of coastal desalination, power, and refinery plants, two projection scenarios until the year 2080 with 30 year intervals were developed namely the realistic and the optimistic discharge scenarios. Simulations of the individual climate change scenarios ascertained overall increase of the AG salinity and temperature and decrease of precipitation. The changes varied spatially with different scenarios as per the depth, proximity to exchange with ocean water, flushing, vertical mixing, and flow restriction. The individual tested scenarios of coastal projected discharges showed significant effects but within 10-20 km from the outfalls.


News Article | February 22, 2017
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Recycling waste dairy products to help meet Dubai's Zero Waste target After two years of research into new and improved ways to create biofuels, Neutral Fuels has become the first company to successfully use butter, cream and ghee waste as a feedstock for creating commercial biofuel. To view the Multimedia News Release, please click: https://www.multivu.com/players/uk/8047451-neutral-fuels-pioneers-dairy-waste-biofuel/ Importantly, the new fuel is of the same high quality as the vegetable oil-derived biofuel that Neutral Fuels has become renowned for and which has fuelled McDonald's UAE's logistics fleet for almost seven million kilometres over the past four years. It is equally European standards compliant, so customers won't notice any difference. Karl W Feilder, Chairman and CEO of Neutral Fuels, said the company was inspired by Dubai Municipality's "Zero Waste by 2030" target. "Dubai is one of the few places in the world with a proper clean energy vision and a commitment to achieving 100% recycling," said Feilder. "We concur with Engineer Abdulmajeed Abdulaziz Saifaie, Director of the Waste Management Department, when he says Dubai has to shift from waste collection to sustainable and innovative waste management. This includes more recycling, more waste-to-energy plants and more investment in this field." Neutral Fuels participates at all three levels: Feilder continued, "We really want to inspire other companies to find new uses for their waste. Our recipe is to never stop innovating. Even in our seventh year of successfully converting used vegetable cooking oil into biofuel, we were still able to recognise the size and prospects of the dairy sector. Every dairy operation produces a small percentage of waste, plus it always has to dispose of outdated produce. Turning that into biofuel is the most useful thing to do with it." According to a research company Mordor Intelligence, the UAE is the second largest producer of dairy products in the GCC after Saudi Arabia and is expected to experience swift growth to 2021. This means even greater quantities of waste and an even greater need to dispose of it intelligently. The UAE's annual fresh milk production is 167,000 tonnes, and every 1% waste that is processed into biofuel will result in 1,670,000 litres of biofuel which will reduce the carbon footprint by 4460 tonnes of carbon and equivalents. Add to this the waste from making butter, cream and ghee and the volume of biofuel from the dairy industry could more than double. This, together with Neutral Fuels vegetable oil-derived biofuel, helps offset the UAE's carbon footprint, reported as one of the largest in the world so contributing to solving one of the world's biggest problems: climate change. Feilder attributed Neutral Fuel's success in this innovation partly to a team of reliable and high calibre graduate interns in Dubai, many of them women, who participated in the company's research with fresh thinking, innovation, and enthusiasm. "While we create superb opportunities to help them bridge the worlds of academia and business, they help us with all the detail that goes into developing new ways of doing things. It is critically important that we share our knowledge and experience with the next generation of innovators, so that they can pass on the entrepreneurial spirit to everyone they meet." Neutral Fuels LLC http://www.biodiesel.ae is a Dubai based company which converts waste vegetable oils into European EN14214 standard compliant biofuel, a sustainable replacement for fossil diesel.  Neutral Fuels is the first licensed biorefinery in the UAE and the first biofuels producer in the world to pioneer and master a successful biofuel production business model that operates entirely without government subsidy. The company's production methods, technologies and business model are almost single-handedly turning Dubai into a regional Biofuels Knowledge Centre. Neutral Fuels is part of The Neutral Group http://www.tng.ae, an international clean-tech organisation founded in 2006 by Karl W Feilder to build sustainability strategies for the global logistics, energy and hospitality industries and to execute significant reductions in energy spend and CO emissions.

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