Warning: Attempt to read property "geoplugin_countryCode" on null in /usr/www/users/newssdunhw/wp-content/plugins/page-visit-counter/public/class-page-visit-counter-public.php on line 227 Climate change: Growing doubts over ‘chip fat’ biofuel - Newssnatch

Climate change: Growing doubts over ‘chip fat’ biofuel

New research questions the environmental impact of rising imports of used cooking oil (UCO) into the UK and Europe.

Climate change: Growing doubts over ‘chip fat’ biofuel

Climate change: Growing doubts over ‘chip fat’ biofuel photo credit: bbc.co.uk

New research questions the environmental impact of rising imports of used cooking oil (UCO) into the UK and Europe.

Chip fat

Chip fat and other oils are considered to be waste, so when they are used to make biofuel it saves carbon emissions by displacing fossil oil.

However the demand across Europe is so large that imports now account for more than half of the UCO that’s made into fuel.

According to the study, there is no way of proving that these imports are sustainable and with no testing of what’s being imported, experts believe it’s ripe for fraud.

ALSO READ: Tik Tok sued for billions over use of children’s data

%d bloggers like this: