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Free biodiesel for fleets in CO2Sense Yorkshire vegetable oil trial

CO2Sense Yorkshire has announced it is backing a demonstration project for a recycled fuel oil that it claims could cut the cost of transport for the region’s businesses and reduce carbon emissions.

CO2Sense Yorkshire, a not-for-profit company funded by Yorkshire Forward and the European Regional Development Fund, is supporting trials that will investigate the commercial viability of using waste vegetable oil collected and processed in Yorkshire and Humber to fuel cars, trucks and buses.

Businesses volunteering to take part in the project will receive 3,000 litres of 100% waste vegetable oil biodiesel fuel free of charge. Vehicles using the biodiesel fuel will be monitored between December 2009 and February 2010 and records of their performance will be used to further develop recycled oil services.

Andy Lowe, CO2Sense Yorkshire’s manager for food waste said: “We would like companies to volunteer a vehicle, run it on its normal routes and report back to us on the vehicle’s performance.”

Volunteers should email info@ResourceEfficiency-Yorkshire.org.uk by 1pm on Monday, November 30, to be considered for the project.

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