This is why you should not discard used cooking oil!
In Kerala, a liter of it can fetch you Rs 40 to 60.
This remarkable opportunity is part of the Repurpose Cooking Oil (RUCO) project
The RUCO project is spearheaded by the Department of Food Safety
The project collects a staggering 50,000 liters of used oil per month
Methanol is added and heated to the used oil, which then undergoes various stages of processing to produce organic diesel
This oil is then transformed into bio-diesel and soap, creating a closed-loop system that promotes sustainability.
The RUCO project aims to control the reuse of cooking oil in hotels & eateries
This biodiesel is sold at Rs 185 per liter, contributing to reduced dependency on fossil fuels
Bio-diesel manufacturing companies operate in Kasargod, Kozhikode, Thrissur, and Irinjalakuda, while the soap manufacturing unit is in Kottakkal, Malappuram