UAE's Gargash Enterprises Switches Fleet to Biodiesel
Gargash Enterprises has pledged support to HH Shaikh Mohammed’s “UAE Strategy for Green Development” campaign with the introduction of the first new commercial vehicle in the UAE running on biodiesel to reduce carbon emissions. It will serve as a shuttle bus service, transporting service customers from the Gargash Enterprises workshop in Al Qouz to various locations across Dubai.
Following the introduction of the Mercedes-Benz Vito Shuttle Bus, Gargash Enterprises has plans to adapt its internal fleet of 11 commercial vehicles to biodiesel, which primarily consist of staff transportation crew buses, and recovery trucks.
Biodiesel is a clean burning, sustainable alternative fuel produced from domestic renewable resources, according to the company. The biodiesel Gargash Enterprises will be using is converted in Dubai from local used cooking oil, which would otherwise be a waste product. Diesel engines do not need to be adapted. The transition from fossil diesel to biodiesel is painless.