Sultanate of Oman: Inaguration the first plant for biodiesel and biofuels

Synergy Bio Fuels has announced the start-up of Oman’s first biodiesel plant in the Samail Industrial Area. The plant successfully produced the first batch of 30 tons of biodiesel from used cooking oil (UCO) compliant with international standards.

Anthony El Helou, CEO of Synergy, noted: “This is a significant milestone in our journey to support Oman’s green economy and Vision 2040. Establishing a state-of-the-art biofuel plant and producing the first batch of biodiesel in Oman is a major achievement, and we would like to thank Oman Holding Company Environmental Services (Bee’ah) for their support on our journey.”

He added: “Our team has a big vision for the biofuel project. The biodiesel plant is just the beginning; we have established the first and only biofuel center in Oman and the region. We are working with a great team to innovate in the entire field.

The biodiesel plant is only one part of the Oman Biofuel Center that Synergy has built. In addition to the biodiesel manufacturing plant, the Biofuel Center includes a research center focusing on biofuels and renewable fuels in collaboration with local researchers and universities.

Furthermore, in cooperation with local companies, biodiesel from the plant will be used to operate PDO’s first oil and gas well in Saih Rawl. This will be the first oil and gas well in Oman and the Middle East to use biodiesel as a fuel.