In a move aimed at providing sustainable transportation, ADNOC Distribution, the UAE’s largest fuel and convenience retailer, on Wednesday announced that its UAE heavy vehicle fleet, supplying main fuels, will be powered by B20 biofuel, targeting a 15% reduction in CO2 emissions from the fleet.
The company’s fleet plays a crucial role in supplying fuels and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to corporate customers. This initiative is a step forward in ADNOC Distribution’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and is in line with ADNOC Group’s efforts to deliver on its accelerated decarbonisation plan.
Bader Saeed Al Lamki, CEO of ADNOC Distribution, said that they were delivering on their commitment to using biofuel to power our fleet and help reduce our carbon intensity by 25% by 2030.
“By incorporating B20 biofuel into our operations, ADNOC Distribution is taking a vital step toward securing a more sustainable future. This initiative underscores ADNOC Distribution’s dedication to a future-focused strategy and supports the UAE’s Net Zero by 2050 strategic initiatives,” Lamki said.
Produced from waste cooking oil, the biofuel blending process takes place at a state-of-the-art production facility located in Madinat Zayed, Abu Dhabi. Through this initiative, which reduces carbon emissions associated with transportation, ADNOC Distribution underscores its commitment to take tangible steps that enable sustainable mobility.
In January 2023, ADNOC Distribution converted a $1.5 billion term loan into a sustainability-linked one, committing to a penalty/incentive approach that ties the loan to sustainability indicators.
With a reduction in greenhouse emissions intensity as one of the loan’s two key performance indicators, decarbonisation represents both a strategic imperative and a financial commitment for ADNOC Distribution.
As a testament to ADNOC Distribution’s commitment to sustainability, the company is actively working on the development of innovative sustainable mobility solutions, including electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure.
The company currently operates 38 EV charging points at service stations across the UAE. In addition, ADNOC Distribution has agreed with Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA) to work together to establish a mobility joint venture, E2GO, to build and operate electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure in Abu Dhabi and the wider UAE.
ADNOC Distribution also continues to provide alternative fuel options, including compressed natural gas (CNG), across its network.
The company also launched its Voyager Green Series range of lubricants in 2022, which are made from 100% plant-based base oil, aligning with the company’s commitment to expanding and diversifying its sustainable and eco-friendly product offerings in response to the evolving demands of its customers.
ADNOC Distribution operates fuel service stations in all seven Emirates in the UAE, and is the largest operator in Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates. ADNOC Distribution expanded its operations internationally in Saudi Arabia, where the company operates 66 service stations. ADNOC Distribution is exploring opportunities in the GCC, Middle East, North Africa, and Asia region as part of plans for international growth.