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Omani company explores green aviation fuel from oil waste

The waste-to-energy concept being explored offers 'a very cost-effective solution' to deal with wastewater, said Oman's Nama Water Creative Commons
The waste-to-energy concept being explored offers 'a very cost-effective solution' to deal with wastewater, said Oman's Nama Water

State-owned Nama Water is exploring producing green aviation fuels and biofuels from oil waste to meet the Sultanate’s net zero goals.

Other initiatives include power generation from municipal waste, flare-to-power, biogas and power from biomass, biofuels from used cooking oil and even sustainable aviation fuel from agri-oils.

The waste-to-energy initiative will allow the potential production of green aviation fuels, Oman Daily Observer news outlet reported, citing Intisar Al Sulaimi, chief process engineer, Nama Water.

The waste-to-energy concept being explored offers “a very cost-effective solution” to deal with wastewater, she added.

Nama Water is also developing a sludge management strategy to help identify sewage treatment plants required to deploy the new technology.

Work on the strategy is due to be completed by the end of the year, the newspaper said.

Nama Water oversees a network of around 60 sewage treatment plants across the country with a combined capacity of more than 300,000 cubic metres per day.

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