Oil is collected in special containers throughout the country.

In the Lisbon project was launched Powered by Biodiesel (“biofuel”), the purpose of which is to assess whether it would be possible to translate urban public transport on used cooking oil instead of gasoline or diesel, says euro-pulse.ru.

One of the main bus routes of Lisbon, now served by buses, all running on biofuel from used cooking oil. Oil is collected in special containers all over the country (now numbering 600), and then processed into biodiesel B100.

The main suppliers of the future fuel – restaurants and industrial food producers, but to take used oil for recycling can and individuals.

Estimates of the project initiators, this type of biofuel emits 83% less greenhouse gases than fossil fuel. But such use of edible oils (vegetable and animal) to reduce water pollution: oil get there in spite of the wastewater treatment system.

For the new fuel buses do not need to adapt is a liquid biofuel derived from used oil that are compatible with engines that run on gasoline and diesel.

The project is Powered by Biodiesel will support the image of Lisbon as an environmental city in 2020 Lisbon bears the title of Green capital of Europe.

According to EU plans that by 2030 at least 14% of the total transport in the EU should be working on renewable sources of energy, of which 3.5% will come from the so-called advanced biofuels, which include biofuels based on waste cooking oil.