09 December 2012

Middle East Biofuel producer Neutral Fuels establishes new facility in Australia

- Secured McDonald’s Australia as a major customer 
- Assisted by Victorian Government Business Office in Dubai

05 December 2012 - Middle East Biofuel producer, Neutral Fuels has established a new biodiesel processing facility in the Melbourne suburb of Dandenong. The investment comes after Neutral Fuels secured McDonald’s Australia as a major customer able to use converted waste cooking oil as biodiesel to fuel its vehicle fleet in Victoria. 

Neutral Fuels now has waste collection sites at 106 McDonald’s restaurants across Victoria with plans in place to service the remaining 105 restaurants by early 2013.

Neutral Fuels originally developed this process in the Middle East where it has been very successful and it is now expanding into Victoria. This investment will create ten new jobs and add to the vast range of innovative companies in Victoria.

Neutral Fuels has been working very closely with the Victorian Government Business Office in Dubai, with the Minister for Innovation, Services and Small Business, Louise Asher, also meeting the company as part of a trade delegation to the UAE earlier this year.

The Victorian Government also assisted Neutral Fuels with site identification, planning and regulatory requirements to assist in bringing this innovative project to Victoria.

The realisation of Neutral Foods investment in Victoria is a notable example of the Victorian Government’s A$50 million International Engagement Strategy which focuses on seeking investment opportunities into Victoria from important international markets, such as the UAE. 

Source: Invest Victoria