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The power of used cooking oil

RecOil, an EU initiative supported by the European Commission through the Intelligent Energy for Europe Programme, aims to increase sustainable biodiesel production and its local market intake by enhancing household used cooking oil collection and transformation.

Used cooking oil can become a problematic issue if not managed properly. Its inadequate disposal can result in harmful effects: it hinders sewage treatment, pollutes aquatic systems, blocks pipes and causes odors. One interesting and sustainable option for UCO management is its energy valorisation to biodiesel. 
 
Biodiesel produced from UCO could meet about 1,5% of the EU’s diesel consumption, helping Member States to reach the target to incorporate 10% of renewable energy in transports in compliance with Directive 2009/28/CE, and reduce CO2 emissions by 20%, by 2020. Nevertheless, it is estimated that over 60% of the UCO produced is improperly disposed of. Read More.

Pilot Project presentation in Cosenza

The Municipality of Castrovillari in the Province of Cosenza will implement a pilot project to collect households used cooking oil and transform it into biodiesel. The Energy Agency Province of Cosenza (ALESSCO) will support and monitor the development of this experience. Read more.
 

Households Behavior Survey 

RecOil project developed a survey on Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain with the aim to build a behavior profile regarding used oil disposal. Results show householders's different  habits and preferences, leading interesting and useful conclusions that could help in the UCO Collection System planning. Read more.

EUSEW 2013 Public Presentation

Experts from different European regions presented the latest researches and results about used cooking oil (UCO) to biodiesel chain in Brussels during the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2013. Read more.

RecOil at European Biodiesel Conference 2013

RecOil project was presented by Orlando Paraiba at the 6th Annual European Biodiesel Conference held in Lisbon (Portugal) on 12nd and 13rd of June 2013. Read more.

Workshop about UCO Local Management

The Energy Management Agency Province of Cádiz organized a Workshop about Local UCO Management aimed to municipalities and public bodies. Read more.
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