(By gulfnews.com)

Dubai will become the first city in the world to use locally made biodiesel and waste cooking oil to fuel municipality vehicles.

Dubai Municipality signed a contract to this effect with Neutral Fuels on Wednesday as part of the Car-Free Day campaign.

The move will help in an 80 per cent reduction of the life cycle carbon footprint compared with use of regular diesel. Biofuel also reduces carbon monoxide emissions by 40 per cent and smog by 50 per cent.

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