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Imdaad to use biofuel in waste collection vehicles

by Aby Thomas on Apr 15, 2014


Jamal Abdulla Lootah, CEO, Imdaad.
Jamal Abdulla Lootah, CEO, Imdaad.

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As part of its new “Go Green” initiative to build sustainable communities in the UAE, Imdaad has started using biofuel in three of its waste collection vehicles in a bid to reduce its carbon footprint by using a natural and renewable alternative to fossil fuel.

The company claims it is the only FM outfit in the UAE to make use of biofuel in its waste collection vehicles, and that the trucks running on biofuel will help in the reduction of particulate emission without any degradation in performance.

Jamal Abdulla Lootah, CEO, Imdaad, said: “As part of our ‘Go Green’ drive, we have started using biofuel in three of our waste collection vehicles, which has already resulted in the reduction in the emission of pollutants such as carbon dioxide.”

Lootah revealed that the company hopes to use biofuel to power its entire fleet soon.

“The use of biofuel is not just eco-friendly as it reduces greenhouse gases, but is also cost effective and will cut down our cost of vehicle maintenance,” Lootah said. “We aim to gradually introduce bio fuel in all our garbage collection trucks.”

According to Imdaad, the garbage collection trucks running on biofuel will help in the reduction of particulate emission, without any degradation in performance. This initiative is the latest in a series of green practices that Imdaad has implemented as part of its operations and community initiatives.

Besides acquiring eco-friendly equipment and prioritising sustainability across all its operations, the company also conducts recycling training for its clients, corporate partners and staff, in addition to providing free recycling bins in certain projects where it handles waste management and collection services.

Lootah said, “As the world is slowly adopting eco-friendly technologies and green policies and with special initiatives undertaken by the UAE government for a green economy, the use of biofuel is yet another contribution from Imdaad for a greener, cleaner and sustainable environment.”

 



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