Leftover cooking oil

Restaurants pledge to retrieve used cooking oil from their establishments and recycle it for the production of biodiesel.

The oil is collected and delivered to Orkey, where it is used to produce biodiesel. Furthermore, the collection keeps the oil from entering the town's wastewater system, which would cause problems and cost money.


Biodiesel is produced from used cooking oil and then mostly sold as a combustion catalyst on fishing vessels, reducing the amount of imported fuel. This is an example of an opportunity to reduce the need for imported fuel while also lowering CO2 emissions. More information on biodiesel production at Orkey in Akureyri can be found here.