UPM and CIMB Foundation Team-up to Buy Used Cooking Oil for Biodiesel Production


Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and CIMB Foundation are collaborating to educate the public through a "BioDiesel From Used Cooking Oil" Program.

The project aims to encourage the public to drop off their used cooking oil at collection centers in UPM where it will be processed into biodiesel. The used cooking oil should not have been used more than three times, and must be chilled and put into a container before being brought to UPM. With CIMB Foundation's contribution, RM1 will be given for each kg of used cooking oil contributed.

CIMB believes that one of the best ways to dispose used cooking oil is to reuse it as biodiesel to power vehicles such as buses. For now, the biodiesel produced is set for domestic use only. However, the foundation also encourages industries to adapt the technology on a larger scale.

The project is part of the CIMB's Community Link, which has implemented about 800 projects in Malaysia since 2008.


This article is part of the Crop Biotech Update, a weekly summary of world developments in agri-biotech for developing countries, produced by the Global Knowledge Center on Crop Biotechnology, International Service for the Aquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications SEAsiaCenter (ISAAA)

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