Malcolm Currie of Globally Local has been using biodiesel made from waste cooking oil for some years and is now working to set up a small business co-operative to bring the substantial financial as well as the significant environmental benefits to members.
Malcolm has been making his own biodiesel for 4 months using the fuelpod2 – opposite – made by Green Fuels who design and manufacture a range of biodiesel processing equipment
Biodiesel production will be the first commercial enterprise of this cooperative with the fuel distributed to its small business members. He says “Working as a co-operative will keep costs down, and members will save their annual fee quite easily on fuel savings.”
A key factor in the viability of the cooperative is the building of relations with suppliers. “Ideally”, says Malcolm, “we are looking to recruit into the cooperative businesses who can both supply the feedstock and use the biodiesel.”
Natalie Adcock from Birmingham Recycling visited Malcolm’s Ecocentre in Loveday Street, Birmingham’s Gun Quarter, and her comments can be read here.
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