Nando’s Junction 27 in Leeds has become the first branded UK restaurant to use its own waste cooking oil as a sole power source.
The restaurant chain has partnered with bio-energy company Convert2Green, which collects the waste cooking oil from all 214 Nando’s restaurants nationwide and processes it into a range of bio-fuels. Its Leeds restaurant is the first to install a micro-generator which then converts the bio-fuel into electricity, fulfilling all its power needs.
“As a company we are committed to a green agenda,” said Ray Dawkins, Nando’s senior project manager. “All of our food deliveries are made by 3663, which also runs its vehicle delivery fleet on a bio-fuels mix produced by Convert2Green.
"Combined with the fact that Convert2Green runs an entirely sustainable production and distribution operation, Nando’s has achieved a 90 per cent reduction in carbon emissions compared with the use of mineral fuels.”
Nando’s partnership with Convert2Green means that the chain has achieved an A grade energy performance certificate, a close to zero carbon emission status and the ability to fix its energy bills for up to five years. It is now also able to export surplus electricity to the national grid.