Waste Not Want Not

Waste Not Want Not

If one of your New Year Resolutions was to reduce your ‘footprint’ on the environment then you’re in luck, because Liverpool’s the place to do it.

Bio-fuel is booming in Liverpool (not literally) and it’s a growing industry, helping you to make greener choices. Here we look at the city’s major players.

H2 Energy

Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson officially opens the HS2 Manufacturing and Innovation centre in North Liverpool
Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson officially opens the HS2 Manufacturing and Innovation centre in North Liverpool

Bio-refining specialists, the firm set up its headquarters in North Liverpool four years ago with £4m investment. With over 100 jobs, and 10 apprenticeships, the firm ended 2015 with a trade mission to China with Chancellor George Osborne. H2 Energy converts the waste from the food processing industry - including supermarkets and manufacturers etc - and turns it into bio-fuel.

Those fuels can then be used to power the factory that makes the waste so it’s win win.

Visit h2energy.co

Fuller Fuel

Fuller Fuel customer switches to Bio-fuel.
Fuller Fuel customer switches to Bio-fuel.

With a base in Aintree as well as Widness, Fuller Fuel supplies companies with bio-fuel, helping them reduce emissions. This isn’t just an environmental issue. Many businesses are looking to reduce costs by reducing the cost of running their fleet of vehicles and Bio-fuel helps them do that, as well as boosting their green credentials.

Bio-fuel is made from renewable resources. It can mix with diesel and cars don’t need to be retrofitted to use it. Fuller Fuel also sells bio-fuel to regular drivers so if you want to reduce your carbon emissions check out their website for more information.

Visit fuller-fuel.co.uk

Olleco

Olleco deliver fresh cooking oil in return for waste oil
Olleco deliver fresh cooking oil in return for waste oil

At their recycling plant in Liverpool, Olleco offers food makers in the UK a collection service for vegetable oils and fats. The biodiesel plant opened in 2012 and it allowed the company to complete what they call their “cycle” of supplying, collecting and then converting the waste.

Organic waste needs to be disposed of both safely and in an environmentally sound way. At the Liverpool recycling centre, cooking oil from restaurants, factories, food producers is collected and then recycled. Olleco returns the favour with a delivery of fresh cooking oil. Saves time, disruption and helps keep businesses greener.

Visit olleco.co.uk

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Published: 26/01/2016

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