Low Carbon: Cooking oil from Cheshire East's 120 schools to head and power public buildings
WASTE cooking oil from Cheshire East catering services is now being recycled into bio-fuel.
The fuel will be used by Middlewich-based company, Green2Go, to provide low-carbon heat and power to public buildings.
Using bio-fuel instead of energy from the national grid reduces carbon by 90%.
The oil will be collected from the 120 schools on behalf of Green2Go by its oil partner, Convert2Green, free of charge.
Cheshire East Council has recently installed cooking oil containers at their household waste recycling centres for people to dispose of their cooking oil waste properly.
All waste oil collected will be used for transport fuel and to heat buildings.
Cllr Andrew Knowles, cabinet member with responsibility for health and wellbeing, said: "We're very conscious of our eco impact and continually seek ways to reduce it.
"This scheme means we're using one of our waste products in an effective way that will help reduce carbon emissions.
"Disposing of cooking oils can also be a difficult job whereas this new method is both convenient and economical."