Power station in London to be fuelled by fat

  • 8 April 2013
A sewerman digging out fatberg blockages

It sounds disgusting - but fat will soon be used to power electricity in Britain.

A company has built a power station that turns fatbergs - chunks of fat that collect in the sewer system - into energy.

Fats fed into the power station in east London will produce enough renewable electricity to run almost 40,000 homes.

The company that built the plant claim there will be no smoke and no smell from the fat.