01 Nov '11, 6pm

Used cooking oil from fish and chip shops can power up homes across the UK via @earth911

Used cooking oil from fish and chip shops can power up homes across the UK via @earth911

The Federation of Fish Fryers in the U.K. estimates that one out of every four British potatos becomes part of a fish and chips dinner. That's 1.25 million tons every year and a whole lot of cooking oil. Photo: Flickr/ Nigel's Europe Find your local recycling solution for cooking oil Creative greenies have found some pretty cool applications for used cooking oil. It powers bus fleets , helps people travel the world and can even be used to heat your home . This month, Merseyside, England is taking recycled oil even further by using it to power local homes. Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority (MWDA), its contractor Veolia Environmental Services and green energy firm Living Fuels are teaming up to collect waste oil, refine it and produce a patented bioliquid, waste management officials said. Living Fuels will use the bioliquid to power specially-designed engines and supply po...

Full article: http://earth911.com/news/2011/11/01/used-cooking-oil-to-p...

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