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Dubai to host 100% environmentally sustainable rock concert

Rock the World/Save the Planet, which has been created by Neutral Fuels, will take place in Dubai on November 15

Dubai to host 100% environmentally sustainable rock concert
Karl W Feilder, founder and CEO of Neutral Fuels.

Dubai is set to host the first 100 percent environmentally sustainable rock concert with a net zero carbon footprint on November 15.

Rock the World/Save the Planet has been created by Neutral Fuels, and is part of the company's plan to help people understand how we can create a post-carbon world. It will take place at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium.

Karl W Feilder, founder and CEO of Neutral Fuels, said Rock the World/Save the Planet will show how 6,000 people can enjoy a great concert without contributing to climate change.

"Ordinarily, a rock concert with its massive sound, complex lighting and special effects, emits tonnes of carbon into the atmosphere using energy from the national grid. Rock the World/Save the Planet is different. It will achieve net zero carbon emissions by using Neutral Fuels B100 net zero biofuel to power the entire event," he said.

To neutralise unavoidable carbon emissions, such as flights for the bands coming to Dubai, Neutral Fuels is partnering with One Tree Planted. All unavoidable carbon expended on behalf of the event will be accurately measured and offset by planting trees to absorb every bit of it, he added.

Neutral Fuels said it is also partnering with DGrade who will collect all plastic from the event and convert it into sustainable yarn to produce clothing and accessories.

Rock the World/Save the Planet's line up includes Cueshé, multi award-winning pop rock band from Manila, Philippines, Razorback, a hard rock band which has opened for the likes of Rage Against the Machine and Metallica, Urbandub, from Cebu City, Philippines and Sandstörm, a Dubai rock cover band which features Feilder as lead singer.

Almost a decade ago, Neutral Fuels said it was the first to pioneer 100 percent pure, European-compliant net zero biofuel for use in cars, trucks, buses and generators.