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Living Fuels branches into London

Norfolk-based renewable energy company Living Fuels will be installing used cooking oil collection tanks at recycling centres across London.

Living Fuels will be partnering with 14 London boroughs to use its technology to transfer energy from used cooking oil into green electricity.

Collection tanks have been installed at recycling centres in Tower Hamlets, Ealing, Hounslow, Bromley, Bexley, Havering, Barking & Dagenham, Redbridge, Newham, Waltham Forest, Haringey, Enfield, Barnet and Harrow.

Living Fuels  will collect the recycled cooking oil and take it to its waste facility in Hockwold, Norfolk, to convert it to biofuel. The company has a generator running on biofuel created from used cooking oil to power its operations. It also plans to provide local power generation to local communities in the area.

Speaking at the RWM show, business development director David Leivesley said that visitors had shown great interest in their technology.

Weve been absolutely run off our feet and we only came at the last minute. We only booked in at the last minute and we had no idea that the response would be so great.  A lot of people have shown interest.

He said that the company collected used cooking oil from not only local authorities but schools, prisons, restaurants, and companies such as Birds Eye and Premier Food.

Operations manager Gordon Gardner added: 200 litres of used cooking oil is enough to produce electricity to run six houses for four weeks.

Image: Living Fuels business development director David Leivesley

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