Oman and UK Partnering to Power Sultanate’s Green Goals

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Oman and Britain are partnering to power the Sultanate’s green goals by discovering common ground between UK’s industrial and energy strategy priorities and the Sultanate’s visionary sustainability plans.

UK businesses are well placed to partner with Oman to optimise the country’s vast domestic renewable resources. Several major British green tech businesses, across sectors such as waste-to-energy, desalination, wind power and solar storage, are already on the ground helping Oman to meet its sustainability goals.

UK-based GreenFuels is powering Oman’s first sustainable biodiesel plant in a joint venture with local company Wakud. The facility will use old cooking oil as feedstock and is expected to be operational by Q2 2021. The innovative plant is set produce around 20 tonnes of biofuel daily and has plans to supply the whole of Oman and surrounding Gulf nations.

UK will be hosting an important climate change conference in this November, since the Paris Agreement was signed in 2015.

Oman is making great strides towards meeting its ambitious sustainable energy targets. Oman is leveraging a global network of partners to achieve its Vision 2040 sustainability goals and reduce national reliance on natural gas.

Given the speed at which solar and wind can be deployed, the potential exists for a major drive towards Oman’s role as a pathfinder for the region to meet the target of using 30 per cent renewable energy by 2030, from which wider economic benefits can flow.

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