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Panny Photiou fills up one of his delivery vans with bio-diesel fuel he manufactures himself from used cooking oil from his Odyssey Fish & Chip restaurant, take-away and delivery business. September 26th 2013 E39124P
Panny Photiou fills up one of his delivery vans with bio-diesel fuel he manufactures himself from used cooking oil from his Odyssey Fish & Chip restaurant, take-away and delivery business. September 26th 2013 E39124P

An Eastbourne restaurant has been putting its waste cooking oil to good use by turning it in to biodiesel so it can run its vehicles for free.

The Odyssey fish restaurant and takeaway has been making its own fuel to save money, thanks to a machine which turns the oil into biodiesel.

The move means a saving of £1 when compared to the regular diesel cost in the UK.

Panayiotif Photiou, owner of the restaurant, has praised the FuelPod 2 it has had installed by Green Fuels which can turn a waste produce into energy and has environmental benefits. It produces clean-burning biodiesel and is a safe, user-friendly and reliable small-scale biodiesel processing system.

Restaurant owner Panayiotif Photiou, said, “As a business we had a lot of waste oil every week from our three restaurants and making our own fuel from it was a no brainer for us.

“Not only does it save us money, but the equipment takes up hardly any room, is easy to use and we re-couped the cost of the machine in just over a year. “We are also able to prevent out waste cooking oil from causing more environmental harm by turning into methanes if it were left to rot in a landfill site. We also benefit from having a fuel supply that I run our vans on. We have three restaurants in the area, the Odyssey, the Dolphin Fish Bar and the Trident Fish Restaurant and we have a lot of deliveries to make and having our own biodiesel means we drive 20,000 miles a year for free.”