Dubai: A major UAE petroleum company says it is doing its part to slash carbon emissions as part of the worldwide movement to fight global warming.

Enoc says its newly introduced Biodiesel 5 product is an advanced alternative green fuel for diesel engines, proven to reduce carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions.

The new product is a clean fuel produced from vegetable oil, waste cooking oil and animal oil/fat, Enoc said in a statement on Monday, noting that its Biodisel 5 is derived from renewable resources.

The group said its product launch is in line with the UAE Energy Plan leading up to 2050, which targets an energy mix that combines renewable, nuclear and clean energy sources to meet the country’s economic requirements and environmental goals.

Saif Humaid Al Falasi, Group CEO, Enoc, said in a statement: “Enoc has continuously adopted sustainable measures by expanding its capabilities to reduce carbon emissions. As a national oil company, and in line with the UAE’s Energy Plan 2050, it is our responsibility to support, advance and positively impact the communities we operate in.

“By introducing Biodiesel 5 in the commercial and industrial segment, Enoc has pioneered yet another initiative among national oil companies. This product will not only help our customers gain operational efficiency and reduce the emission level, but also bring us a step closer in adapting to the market changes and ensuring a diversified fuel mix to support the UAE’s goals and ambitions,” Al Falasi said.

The product, which has been tested in the UAE, is mainly used by companies for their new and existing trucks and heavy construction equipment without the need to upgrade the engines and fuel storage facility.

The introduction of biodiesel has been a pioneering move across many countries around the globe, especially in Europe where the product has been mandated to meet national greenhouse reduction targets, the company said.