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Held under the patronage of Dubai Municipality, the Middle East Smart Landscape Summit will take place on 15 and 16 May 2017 at Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa.


Many were impressed with the new cleaning and cutting area as well as the large auction with its own ice plant. The fully air conditioned odour controlled environment improves working conditions for the traders who spend all day at their stalls. The new state of the art facilities help improve efficiency and lead to less waste of produce with chiller and freezer facilities for vegetables, fish and meat. Fishermen can now unload direct from their dhows at the pontoons with the freshest fish being delivered direct from the sea. The new modernised facilities help small businesses improve their productivity enabling them to react better to increased footfall. The move from Deira Fish Market to Waterfront Market will be a smooth transition for all traders with steps being put in place to ensure continuity. Waterfront Market carries on the legacy of the Deira Fish Market, which traces its history back to the very early days of Dubai. To ensure that the traders' needs are taken care of, a new committee has been established. Under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid AlMaktoum, Ruler of Dubai, decree number 65 was issued on April 16, 2017, to facilitate the smooth transition from the Deira Fish Market to the Waterfront Market before July 9, 2017. Mr. Abdulla Al Qubaisi, Head of the Committee explained it's role "The Committee represents various government organisations: Dubai Municipality, Investment Corporation of Dubai, Dubai Police, and Fishermen Association who are working together to support the traders in their move to the new market. The Committee is working in conjunction with the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs and the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation amongst others to provide a smooth transition". For more information please visit http://www.waterfrontmarket.ae For Directions please click here https://goo.gl/maps/QN5KHuTuu212 Ithra Dubai LLC is wholly owned by Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD), the principal investment arm of the Government of Dubai. Ithra Dubai will develop and manage real estate projects in Dubai and around the globe. Ithra Dubai projects serve a higher purpose, that of the enrichment of society. Each project aims to empower and enable people whether in education, trade or inclusive housing developments. Ithra Dubai was set up to strengthen the fabric of society and to future-proof Dubai. Some of Ithra Dubai's strategic projects include Deira Enrichment project, One Za'abeel and the Waterfront Market.


World Health Organization estimates that over 125,000 young children under the age of 5 and 420,000 adults die due to consuming contaminated food each year. With over 200 diseases spread through food, pesticide chemicals which can cause severe long term negative health impacts and the worrying data which suggests that many harmful food bacteria are becoming resistant to treatment, the importance of food safety protocols cannot be underestimated. The Ministry of Climate Change and Environments (MOCCAE) in Dubai recently banned five countries from exporting certain foods and vegetables into the UAE, citing concerns regarding the overuse of pesticides. Countries affected by the ban included Egypt, Oman, Jordan, Lebanon and Yemen. The Dubai municipality's commitment to food safety is also highlighted by the newly initiated food safety awareness program that is aimed at schools, helping educate children. Noura Abdulla Al Shamsi, head of food permits and applied nutrition section in the Food Safety Department was quoted as saying "The Food Safety Department of the Dubai Municipality takes all the measures to ensure food safety along the food chain from farm to table. We aim to educate both parents and children about healthy eating and proper food handling practices which will compliment nutritional eating and food safety at the same time," Hydroponic farming tackles the issue of harmful pesticides and chemicals making it to our plates and into our bodies as the method of growing crops is pesticide free and uses no harmful chemicals. Plants grow faster using 90% less water as nutrients and water are received directly through the roots. Hydroponics farming also requires significantly less landmass. Pegasus Agriculture Group, one of the leading pioneers of Hydroponic farming in the region has always reiterated its commitment towards food safety and growing pesticide free produce. Pegasus Group prides itself in abiding by the German food safety standards of 'LFGB' 'LFGB' is Germany's central food safety management act, serving as the core of other hygiene laws, regulations and guidelines. In recent years it has also been revised to match European standards. The comprehensive and extremely stringent testing procedure covers all food and food-related commodities which must pass related tests, to gain a report which states that, "The product does not contain chemical hazardous material." The 'LFGB' food security standard is visually represented by a "Knife and fork" symbol, which signifies that the product has passed the inspection raised by a number of European countries including Germany. The "knife and fork" logo is credited with enhancing consumer confidence worldwide. Chairman of Pegasus Agriculture Group, Mr. Mahmood Almas said "Being compliant with the 'LFGB' German food safety standards is important, because the issue of food safety is a very prominent one for us. All our Hydroponic growing trays now adhere strictly to this standard as we continue to deliver high quality produce from our local Hydroponic farms, ensuring that UAE isn't heavily reliant on imports from other countries, which might contain very high pesticide levels. Every individual is entitled to hygienic and healthy food options." Pegasus Agriculture continues to lead the countries of the MENA region in technologically advanced farming practices, helping countries to attain food safety and security. If you're looking to gain more information on hydroponics, contact info@pegasusagriculturegroup.com or visit www.pegasusagriculturegroup.com for more details.


World Health Organization estimates that over 125,000 young children under the age of 5 and 420,000 adults die due to consuming contaminated food each year. With over 200 diseases spread through food, pesticide chemicals which can cause severe long term negative health impacts and the worrying data which suggests that many harmful food bacteria are becoming resistant to treatment, the importance of food safety protocols cannot be underestimated. The Ministry of Climate Change and Environments (MOCCAE) in Dubai recently banned five countries from exporting certain foods and vegetables into the UAE, citing concerns regarding the overuse of pesticides. Countries affected by the ban included Egypt, Oman, Jordan, Lebanon and Yemen. The Dubai municipality's commitment to food safety is also highlighted by the newly initiated food safety awareness program that is aimed at schools, helping educate children. Noura Abdulla Al Shamsi, head of food permits and applied nutrition section in the Food Safety Department was quoted as saying "The Food Safety Department of the Dubai Municipality takes all the measures to ensure food safety along the food chain from farm to table. We aim to educate both parents and children about healthy eating and proper food handling practices which will compliment nutritional eating and food safety at the same time," Hydroponic farming tackles the issue of harmful pesticides and chemicals making it to our plates and into our bodies as the method of growing crops is pesticide free and uses no harmful chemicals. Plants grow faster using 90% less water as nutrients and water are received directly through the roots. Hydroponics farming also requires significantly less landmass. Pegasus Agriculture Group, one of the leading pioneers of Hydroponic farming in the region has always reiterated its commitment towards food safety and growing pesticide free produce. Pegasus Group prides itself in abiding by the German food safety standards of 'LFGB' 'LFGB' is Germany's central food safety management act, serving as the core of other hygiene laws, regulations and guidelines. In recent years it has also been revised to match European standards. The comprehensive and extremely stringent testing procedure covers all food and food-related commodities which must pass related tests, to gain a report which states that, "The product does not contain chemical hazardous material." The 'LFGB' food security standard is visually represented by a "Knife and fork" symbol, which signifies that the product has passed the inspection raised by a number of European countries including Germany. The "knife and fork" logo is credited with enhancing consumer confidence worldwide. Chairman of Pegasus Agriculture Group, Mr. Mahmood Almas said "Being compliant with the 'LFGB' German food safety standards is important, because the issue of food safety is a very prominent one for us. All our Hydroponic growing trays now adhere strictly to this standard as we continue to deliver high quality produce from our local Hydroponic farms, ensuring that UAE isn't heavily reliant on imports from other countries, which might contain very high pesticide levels. Every individual is entitled to hygienic and healthy food options." Pegasus Agriculture continues to lead the countries of the MENA region in technologically advanced farming practices, helping countries to attain food safety and security. If you're looking to gain more information on hydroponics, contact info@pegasusagriculturegroup.com or visit www.pegasusagriculturegroup.com for more details.


Many were impressed with the new cleaning and cutting area as well as the large auction with its own ice plant. The fully air conditioned odour controlled environment improves working conditions for the traders who spend all day at their stalls. The new state of the art facilities help improve efficiency and lead to less waste of produce with chiller and freezer facilities for vegetables, fish and meat. Fishermen can now unload direct from their dhows at the pontoons with the freshest fish being delivered direct from the sea. The new modernised facilities help small businesses improve their productivity enabling them to react better to increased footfall. The move from Deira Fish Market to Waterfront Market will be a smooth transition for all traders with steps being put in place to ensure continuity. Waterfront Market carries on the legacy of the Deira Fish Market, which traces its history back to the very early days of Dubai. To ensure that the traders' needs are taken care of, a new committee has been established. Under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid AlMaktoum, Ruler of Dubai, decree number 65 was issued on April 16, 2017, to facilitate the smooth transition from the Deira Fish Market to the Waterfront Market before July 9, 2017. Mr. Abdulla Al Qubaisi, Head of the Committee explained it's role "The Committee represents various government organisations: Dubai Municipality, Investment Corporation of Dubai, Dubai Police, and Fishermen Association who are working together to support the traders in their move to the new market. The Committee is working in conjunction with the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs and the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation amongst others to provide a smooth transition". For more information please visit http://www.waterfrontmarket.ae For Directions please click here https://goo.gl/maps/QN5KHuTuu212 Ithra Dubai LLC is wholly owned by Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD), the principal investment arm of the Government of Dubai. Ithra Dubai will develop and manage real estate projects in Dubai and around the globe. Ithra Dubai projects serve a higher purpose, that of the enrichment of society. Each project aims to empower and enable people whether in education, trade or inclusive housing developments. Ithra Dubai was set up to strengthen the fabric of society and to future-proof Dubai. Some of Ithra Dubai's strategic projects include Deira Enrichment project, One Za'abeel and the Waterfront Market.


News Article | April 26, 2017
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Inspired from the heritage legacy, Dubai Municipality's Al Lisaili hall is facility for organizing wedding functions and all other events, providing main amenities for nuptials and ceremonies to be a jubilant memorable event.


News Article | April 19, 2017
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Receive press releases from Geospatial Media and Communications Pvt Ltd: By Email Geospatial Media and Communications is thrilled to announce its new Global Advisory Board, comprising of eminent thought leaders who are making a significant difference to the geospatial industry as well as global economy and society with their vision and acumen across different segments of the geospatial value chain. New Delhi, India, April 19, 2017 --( In this background, Geospatial Media and Communications is thrilled to announce its new Global Advisory Board, comprising of eminent thought leaders who are making a significant difference to the geospatial industry as well as global economy and society with their vision and acumen across different segments of the geospatial value chain. The Global Advisory Board Members will strengthen the vision, mission, values, and principles of Geospatial Media and Communications, which have been evolving along with the changing fabric and scope of the geospatial industry. Their diverse professional insights and personal commitment towards the larger objectives of Geospatial Media and Communications will be instrumental in shaping and supervising its business directions and dimensions. The Global Advisory Board members are: • Brett Dixon, General Manager, Asia Pacific, Esri, Singapore • Brian Nicholls, General Manager and Director, AAM Group, Australia • Chris Gibson, Vice President, Trimble Inc., USA • Dorine Burmanje, Chairperson, Dutch Kadastre, The Netherlands • Fabrizio Pirondini, CEO, DEIMOS Imaging, Spain • James Steiner, Vice President, Oracle Server Technologies, USA • Johannes Riegl Jr, Chief Marketing Officer, RIEGL, Austria • Kristin Chirstensen, CMO, Hexagon Group, USA • Maryam Obaid Almheiri, Director - GIS Department, Dubai Municipality, Dubai • Nigel Clifford, Chief Executive, Ordnance Survey, UK • Peter Rabley, Partner, Omidyar Network, USA • Prithvish Nag, Vice Chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith, India • Rakesh Verma, Managing Director, MapmyIndia, India • Rob vende Velde, Director, Geonovum, The Netherlands • Sandeep Singhal, Senior Director, Cloud Storage, Google, USA • Tripti Lochan, Chief Executive Officer, VML, SEA & India, Singapore • Valrie Grant, Managing Director, GeoTechVision, Jamaica • Dr Vanessa Lawrence CB, Senior Strategic Global Geospatial Advisor, Governments and Inter-Governmental Organisations, UK • Willy Govender, CEO, Data World, South Africa While announcing the members of the board, Sanjay Kumar, CEO, Geospatial Media and Communications said, “We have been consistently transforming and evolving the scope, coverage, and impact of our media and communication platforms, while pursuing our vision and commitment to ‘make a difference through geospatial knowledge in economy and society’. Following our principals of shared vision and collaborative spirit, we have set up the Global Advisory Board to help and guide our team in evolving the organization to serve larger interest of geospatial industry and its relevance in global economy and society.” About Geospatial Media and Communications Geospatial Media and Communications is an internationally accredited organization, having committed itself to serve stakeholders of geospatial community and work towards opening new era of industrialization, while facilitating collaboration and demonstrating value and benefits of geospatial technology and information for governance, businesses and people. For additional information please contact: Harsha Vardhan Email: harsha@geospatialmedia.net Sanskriti Shukla Email: sanskriti@geospatialmedia.net Tel: +91-120-4612500 Twitter: @geoworldmedia New Delhi, India, April 19, 2017 --( PR.com )-- Location has become fundamental to every human activity and advancements in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Robotics, and Big Data have been getting integrated with geospatial workflows and processes. This transformation is bringing a collaborative approach to expand the horizon of geospatial applications.In this background, Geospatial Media and Communications is thrilled to announce its new Global Advisory Board, comprising of eminent thought leaders who are making a significant difference to the geospatial industry as well as global economy and society with their vision and acumen across different segments of the geospatial value chain.The Global Advisory Board Members will strengthen the vision, mission, values, and principles of Geospatial Media and Communications, which have been evolving along with the changing fabric and scope of the geospatial industry. Their diverse professional insights and personal commitment towards the larger objectives of Geospatial Media and Communications will be instrumental in shaping and supervising its business directions and dimensions.The Global Advisory Board members are:• Brett Dixon, General Manager, Asia Pacific, Esri, Singapore• Brian Nicholls, General Manager and Director, AAM Group, Australia• Chris Gibson, Vice President, Trimble Inc., USA• Dorine Burmanje, Chairperson, Dutch Kadastre, The Netherlands• Fabrizio Pirondini, CEO, DEIMOS Imaging, Spain• James Steiner, Vice President, Oracle Server Technologies, USA• Johannes Riegl Jr, Chief Marketing Officer, RIEGL, Austria• Kristin Chirstensen, CMO, Hexagon Group, USA• Maryam Obaid Almheiri, Director - GIS Department, Dubai Municipality, Dubai• Nigel Clifford, Chief Executive, Ordnance Survey, UK• Peter Rabley, Partner, Omidyar Network, USA• Prithvish Nag, Vice Chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith, India• Rakesh Verma, Managing Director, MapmyIndia, India• Rob vende Velde, Director, Geonovum, The Netherlands• Sandeep Singhal, Senior Director, Cloud Storage, Google, USA• Tripti Lochan, Chief Executive Officer, VML, SEA & India, Singapore• Valrie Grant, Managing Director, GeoTechVision, Jamaica• Dr Vanessa Lawrence CB, Senior Strategic Global Geospatial Advisor, Governments and Inter-Governmental Organisations, UK• Willy Govender, CEO, Data World, South AfricaWhile announcing the members of the board, Sanjay Kumar, CEO, Geospatial Media and Communications said, “We have been consistently transforming and evolving the scope, coverage, and impact of our media and communication platforms, while pursuing our vision and commitment to ‘make a difference through geospatial knowledge in economy and society’. Following our principals of shared vision and collaborative spirit, we have set up the Global Advisory Board to help and guide our team in evolving the organization to serve larger interest of geospatial industry and its relevance in global economy and society.”About Geospatial Media and CommunicationsGeospatial Media and Communications is an internationally accredited organization, having committed itself to serve stakeholders of geospatial community and work towards opening new era of industrialization, while facilitating collaboration and demonstrating value and benefits of geospatial technology and information for governance, businesses and people.For additional information please contact:Harsha VardhanEmail: harsha@geospatialmedia.netSanskriti ShuklaEmail: sanskriti@geospatialmedia.netTel: +91-120-4612500Twitter: @geoworldmedia Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from Geospatial Media and Communications Pvt Ltd


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


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. Media inquiries may be directed by email to .


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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