Cooking oil is a must for restaurants and households who cook. But the thing is, the proper disposal is a concern for most, normally ending up in sewers which end up being greasy and clogged by discarded cooking oils.
But now, Thames Water and utility company 20C are busy making plans to turn the discarded oil into something useful in the form of energy – potentially the world’s largest fat-fueled power station if all things fall into place.
The deal reportedly cost a record £200 million, something financed by an ICON infrastructure group which will cover a 20-year period. If successful, the said initiative will power up to 40,000 homes in London. Not only that, it will also provide power for sewage works, a desalination plant , and possibly the national grid.