With Japanese partner, MHAO Group pushes nanofiber use in sustainability

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Published:  December 17, 2023

Dubai: The Mohamed Hareb Al Otaiba (MHAO) Group has teamed up with Japanese company M-TEchX to launch ‘Maotex’ and press ahead with nanofiber production.

By doing so, the nanofibers are specifically engineered for CO2 capture. This solution directly targets the critical challenge of greenhouse gas emissions.

The MHAO Group also introduced nanofibers engineered for oil absorption and recycling. This solution helps address the challenge of oil spills and ‘pioneers’ sustainable practices for desert greening. ‘By repurposing absorbed oil for environmental initiatives, MHAO Group demonstrates a holistic approach to addressing ecological concerns,’ the company said in a statement.

Cellulose nanofibers from date waste

In collaboration with UAE universities, the MHAO Group is taking on production of cellulose nanofibers from date waste. By transforming date waste into cellulose nanofibers, MHAO contributes to both ‘environmental conservation and the sustainable utilization of resources’.

Mohamed Hareb Al Otaiba, Chairman of MHAO Group, said: “Our alliance with M-TEchX reflects our dedication to deploying modern solutions in environmental protection. Together, we aim to address global challenges through innovative nanofiber technology.”