Gallery: Recycled Cooking Fat to Power Equivalent of Nearly 40,000 Lond...


Image via Shutterstock Every month London spends £1 million cleaning up its sewers, which are clogged with a greasy mass of cooking oils. Now Thames Water and the utility company 20C have unveiled plans to use the gooey mess to produce energy at what is said to be the world’s largest fat-fueled power station. According to The Guardian, the £200 million deal was financed by an iCON infrastructure-led group and it will cover a 20 year period. The project will provide energy for sewage works, a desalination plant , and (if there’s any energy leftover) the national grid.

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