Business energy clients are set to have their demand for green energy met with REG Bio-Power's new oil-processing facility.
The energy suppliers will collect waste vegetable oil from recycling centres, commercial sites and bulk aggregators and will turn it into a chemical-free green biofuel named LF100.
More than a quarter of a million tonnes of waste vegetable oil is produced in the UK each year, with half of it ending up in landfill sites or down drains, which costs water companies more than £15 million to clear out of sewage systems.
REG Bio-Power managing director Ian Collins commented that the new processing site, based in Hockwold in Norfolk, represents "a real step change".
"With this new facility, along with an 18,000-litre tanker for collecting the oil, we can process 20 million litres per annum - which, as LF100, could produce enough energy for 20,000 average homes per year," he pointed out.
The company, under the name Living Fuels, has also recently provided cooking oil collection points at household waste recycling sites in Yorkshire, the Yorkshire Post reports.
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