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More fuel from fat
A Southall trial that has been turning used cooking oil to fuel is to be rolled out across the borough.
A hundred restaurants in West London were involved in a trial that looked to turn used cooking oil to biodiesel.
Curry houses in Southall were involved in the three month pilot. It was hoped the scheme would tackle the problem of fat blocking sewers and reduce vermin.
More than 2,000 litres has been collected free of charge from restaurants by Proper Oils Ltd, who will begin to process the oil from their new plant in Essex.
Hailing the scheme a success Ealing Council now want all restaurants in the borough to get involved.
Councillor Will Brooks, Cabinet Member for Environment and Street Services, says:
“This scheme is really beneficial not only to the environment but to all of the borough’s businesses. I’m delighted the trial went so well, and that we can offer such a worthy service for free.”
Thames Water say it clears up to 100,000 blockages every year as a result of fats, oils and greases being put down drains.
It also estimates a 25% increase in the amount of fat ending up down drains over the Christmas period.
The borough wide scheme starts from 3 March.
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last updated: 07/03/2008 at 17:58