Neutral Fuels attains ESMA biofuel certification
Neutral Fuels has become the first biofuel company to attain certification under the UAE’s new Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) biodiesel quality standard. The ESMA certification indicates that Neutral Fuels and its products and services satisfy the quality standards required by UAE laws, procedures and codes of conduct.
ESMA is the federal entity responsible for setting standards for quality control. Its biodiesel standard (UAE.S 5023:2018) was established to ensure that B100 – pure biodiesel – complies with local standards in order to be blended with diesel fuel. The UAE is the first country in the Middle East to set its own standard for biodiesel.
Karl W. Feilder, CEO of Neutral Fuels, said that being awarded ESMA’s first biodiesel Certificate of Conformity adds one more layer of regulation to the company’s already high quality standards, and provides an added assurance for its customers.
“ESMA certification requires strict quality control measures, advanced technology and the use of high quality raw materials,” said Feilder. “This is the standard we’ve always set. Extensive in-house testing and years spent perfecting our manufacturing processes gave us the confidence to put ourselves forward as the first biofuel producer to be tested, and helped us become the first to be certified.”
Feilder added: “Neutral Fuels operates a policy of continuous improvement. Meeting the high quality standard for the UAE’s biofuel requires high levels of commitment and quality management. These are shared values that percolate every level of our organization. It is also a tribute to our suppliers and customers, many of whom have been with us since we started producing biofuel in the UAE in 2011.”