The Sustainable City in Dubai has adopted B100 biodiesel to fuel the construction of new buildings as part of the community’s Phase 2.
The buildings that will be part of this new initiative include the Fairgreen International School, Hotel Indigo, and the innovation centre.
The renewable fuel alternative is manufactured from used cooking oil and will be supplied by the restaurants at the community plaza, according to a statement.
The initiative will allow The Sustainable City to reduce its carbon footprint by up to 150 tons of carbon dioxide per year during the construction period.
Faris Saeed, CEO of Diamond Developers, The Sustainable City’s developer, said: "As The Sustainable City continues to grow, we are pleased to be bringing our construction methods in line with our sustainable philosophy.
“B100 biodiesel minimises nearly all forms of air pollution and particularly greenhouse gases, so while protecting the environment, it will also allow us to maintain the pure, clean and untainted environment that our residents enjoy at the community.
“By switching to B100 biodiesel, we are taking a new step in our ongoing strategy to explore and adopt sustainable solutions at The Sustainable City."
Compared to conventional gasoline and petroleum diesel, B100 cuts harmful emissions such as carbon monoxide by 50%, polyaromatic hydrocarbons by 90%, nitrogen oxides by 95%, and particulate matter by 99%.