Opportunities to Invest in Asian Used Cooking Oil: Strengthening the Supply Chain to Meet Booming Demand

Currently, Asia is the largest collector of used cooking oil (UCO) globally, but the majority of its supplies is exported due to limited consumption in the region. Looking ahead, Rabobank expects Asia’s consumption of UCO and its products (UCO&P) to increase in the medium term due to global decarbonization efforts in international maritime and aviation sectors. This consumption growth, combined with increasing global UCO&P import demand, presents opportunities for sizable investments in Asia’s UCO supply chain. Investments will be used to increase the collection of UCO and to create a more transparent, credible, and traceable UCO&P supply chain.