Greenergy launches biodiesel from food waste project, after success with waste veggie oils

May 9, 2011 |

In the UK, Greenergy announced that it has begun producing biodiesel from food waste, in partnership with Brocklesby Ltd, a specialist in recycling edible oils, unsaleable food products such as crisps and pies.

Greenergy has invested £50 million in its biodiesel production facility in Immingham on the east coast of England in order to efficiently process used cooking oils.  The company already uses significant quantities (more than 20 million litres a month) of biodiesel from used cooking oil. These food products, which typically contain between 25% and 30% oil and fat, are sourced from a variety of food manufacturers nationally. The oils and fats in these foods are extracted through a novel process developed by Brocklesby Ltd and are then further purified by Greenergy.

The finished biodiesel is blended in small quantities into the diesel that Greenergy supplies to petrol stations nationally.

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