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Hong Kong start-up EcoCeres has announced plans to build a second plant to turn waste oil into low-carbon fuel for aircraft and cars, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported.

Expected to take about two years to complete, the proposed plant in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, would produce around 350,000 tonnes/year of low-carbon transportation fuel from UCO and palm oil mill wastewater, the 2 February report said.

“Now that our first plant in China is performing well, we are designing our second plant in Malaysia, which will soon proceed to the construction phase,” EcoCeres co-founder and CEO Philip Siu Kam-shing told the SCMP.

EcoCeres, a business unit of local energy supplier Hong Kong and China Gas (Towngas), operates a waste-oil processing plant in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu province, which produces 100,000 tonnes/year of SAF and 200,000 tonnes/year of renewable diesel fuel. The plant, which started commercial operation in early 2021, delivered all of its current production to the European market, the SCMP wrote.