Foodwaste to Fuel Alliance

MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Question By: 
Mike Tuffrey
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What progress has been made by your Foodwaste to Fuel Alliance, which you announced in June? When might we see some fuel?


Answer for Foodwaste to Fuel Alliance

Answer for Foodwaste to Fuel Alliance

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Since the Launch of the Food to Fuel Alliance, Officers have been working with for example, Keystone Distribution UK, distribution partner for McDonalds, Sainsbury, Veolia, British Airways and British Airports Authority to name a few to try and facilitate the development of food waste infrastructure in London. These budding partnerships are at the early stages of discussion and project development.

The Alliance is also working with Uptown Oil, a small bio-diesel refinery in London who is already producing bio-diesel. Uptown Oil currently produces between 6,000 and 10,000 litres per week of bio-diesel from used cooking oil and has 200 regular taxi clients using the bio-diesel.

The target for the Alliance is to facilitate the development of 5 exemplar food waste projects in London by 2012. Given these projects are infrastructure led, depending on the technology used, it is anticipated that the first fuel production stage will be around 2012.