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PwC channels cooking oil power

ISS Facility Services will work with its client, PwC, to collect and re-use waste cooking oil as a carbon-friendly energy source. The oil will power PwC buildings and offices in London.

An estimated 20,000 litres of Used Cooking Oil per annum will be converted into Bio Diesel for PwC.  When running at full capacity, this programme will provide up to 25% of electricity for PwC’s London facilities such as its main Headquarters.

Each litre of diesel used is calculated to save 2.6kg of CO2. ISS partners with Uptown Biodiesel whose vehicles are powered by Bio Diesel fuel. The collected oil is recycled into UpTown’s Central London facility, further reducing distance travelled and CO2 emissions.

Jon Barnes,  PwC  Head of Building and Facilities Services, commented: “Our partnership with ISS allows us to constantly source innovative solutions for managing our facilities. This oil recovery initiative will for example power our lighting and electrical devices. The programme gives our people first-hand experience of how we’re all helping to improve sustainability.”

Thomas Kempf, Managing Director, Cleaning, ISS UK & Ireland commented: “This step is a great London-wide initiative by PwC to reduce their carbon footprint. Working in an integrated manner with our ISS business areas enables us to support PwC’s stated overarching aim to do the right thing for their clients, people and communities.”

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