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Used cooking oil to be collected and converted into biodiesel-Pannu

PUNJABNEWSEXPRESS | November 01, 2019 03:34 PM

CHANDIGARH:In order to prevent the misuse of the unsafe, used cooking oil (UCO) in the State, it will be collected from restaurants, hotels and other food establishments and converted into biodiesel, informed KS Pannu Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration Punjab.

He informed that when the cooking oil is used more than twice or thrice for frying, then the Trans Fats are produced to a detrimental level, which are unsafe for human health. So, as per the directions of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), under the Repurpose Used Cooking Oil (RUCO) campaign, collection and conversion of used cooking oil (UCO) into biofuel has been initiated.

Pannu informed that Northern Biofuels Private Ltd., Mohali has been authorised for UCO collection on the condition that the collected used cooking oil will only be used for the production of biodiesel. Besides, the price of used cooking oil will be fixed by mutual agreement with the respective entities. The Company has been directed to give a monthly statement to the Commissionerate detailing the oil collected from each district, informed Pannu.


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