Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of MRW, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

University generates energy from cooking oil

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


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.  

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.