Supermarket giant Sainsbury's has come up with a way to provide one of its stores with cheap electricity derived from waste oil and fat.
Computing.co.uk reported that the retailer's Hythe store in Kent will have a biofuel generator on standby to provide the outlet with auxiliary power when the National Grid is experiencing peak demand.
Neil Sachdev, property director for Sainsbury's, told the news source: "There are many power stations in the UK that are kept on standby, ready to come into action when required. The trouble is that two-thirds of the UK's standby power comes from high-carbon-emitting non-renewable sources.
"By introducing this technology, we will cut the UK's dependence on fossil fuels, reduce our own energy costs and reduce our CO2 emissions," he explained.
The monitoring system also knows when to reduce the Hythe store's heat, light and ventilation.
If successful, the technology could be rolled out to other Sainsbury's outlets across Britain.
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