Terms we own: UCO

21 June 2023

In our continuous pursuit of green value, reusing the right materials and resources is crucial. One such resource that can be used for renewable fuel production is used cooking oil (UCO). Connex is always looking for innovation and sustainability, and in this terms we own, we will explore the functioning of UCO as a feedstock for renewable fuel and discuss its benefits.

From Waste to Valuable Energy Source

Every day, enormous quantities of cooking oil are used in restaurants, fast-food chains, and food processing companies worldwide. Traditionally, used cooking oil was seen as waste and often processed or discarded in an inefficient manner. Fortunately, we now have a better understanding of the value and potential of UCO as a renewable fuel.

One of the most common applications of UCO is in renewable fuel production. By purifying and processing UCO, it can be converted into a high-quality fuel that can replace conventional fuels. This renewable fuel can be used in various sectors, such as transportation, agriculture, aviation and shipping, reducing the dependency on fossil fuels and limiting CO2 emissions.

The Benefits

Reduction of waste and environmental impact
The use of UCO as a renewable fuel contributes to the reduction of waste streams and environmental impact. By reusing UCO, we prevent it from ending up in nature or being improperly disposed of, which can have harmful consequences for the environment and waterways.

Limitation of greenhouse gas emissions
The use of UCO as a fuel helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Compared to conventional diesel, the use of UCO as renewable fuel can significantly decrease CO2 emissions and other harmful gases. This allows us to make a positive contribution to combating climate change.


Used cooking oil (UCO) offers a remarkable opportunity to transform what was once considered waste into a valuable renewable resource. Its applications as renewable fuel provide environmental benefits by reducing waste and greenhouse gas emissions. Connex is proud to use UCO as a sustainable solution, contributing to a greener future.

If you want to learn more about UCO and how we implement its use, please contact us at www.connex.trading/contact.

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