People are helping to power the National Grid with used cooking oil as part of a bid to reduce Brighton, Hove and East Sussex’s dependence on fossil fuels.
East Sussex County Council and Brighton and Hove City Council in partnership with Veolia Environmental Services and green energy company Living Fuels have signed up a recycling scheme which will turn used cooking oil into electricity at no cost to taxpayers.
Collection banks for oil have been installed at the 14 East Sussex household waste recycling sites. The oil will be collected by Living Fuels and recovered naturally into clean, green electricity for use during times of unexpected power demand.
Each tank holds 1,250 litres of used cooking oil, which is enough to power the average UK home for a year.