New processing plant for biofuel firm

GREEN energy company Living Fuels has launched a new processing facility to help it meet growing demand.

The East Anglia-based firm, which collects used cooking oil from more than 270 recycling centres across the country and refines in into biofuel, has invested nearly �1million in the new processing plant at Hockwold, near Thetford.

Living Fuels, part of the Renewable Energy Generation Group, uses the fuel – known as LF100 – to produce electricity and heat at combined heat and power generators across the UK, including a 4.8megaWatt plant at Bentwaters Business Park near Woodbridge.

The latest investment has created a total of five new jobs, doubling the numbers employed at the Hockwold and Bentwaters sites to 10, and means the firm has now invested more than �5million in East Anglia.

It has so far recycled nearly one million litres of cooking oil across the UK, and its original collection van has been replaced with an 18,000 litre tanker to make the process more efficient and environmentally-friendly.