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University generates energy from cooking oil

A university is producing its own electricity and hot water on-site from its waste cooking oil.

Vegawatt

The Vegawatt system installed at the University of Salford will save over £20,00 in energy costs over five years.

Simon Webb, managing director at Tidy Planet, which installed the system, said “The University was one of our first composting clients and now the first in Europe to use the Vegawatt, demonstrating its commitment to the environment.”

The co-generation heat and power system is designed as a sustainable alternative to traditional renewable energy for catering facilities producing more than 60 litres of waste cooking oil a week.  

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