Prison waste is feedstock for New Zealand biofuels

April 18, 2012 |

In New Zealand, the Department of Corrections has signed on to supply used cooking oil from all 18 of its prison kitchens across the country to Biodiesel New Zealand.

The deal will see about 5,000 liters of used cooking oil a month avoid the landfill and instead be converted into high-quality Biogold™ renewable fuel. Every liter of used cooking oil makes a liter of Biogold™ fuel and saves more than 2kg of carbon emissions. By supporting a local manufacturer, the Department of Corrections is also helping to support jobs and reduce New Zealand’s dependence on imported fossil fuel.

 

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