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Chemical Science Scotland
Can we turn the Whitechapel fatberg into biodiesel? 

Scottish biodiesel firm Argent Energy are turning parts of London’s sewage bomb into fuel.

The 250m long, 130 tonne weighing, east London Whitechapel fatberg is planned to be used as biodiesel, fuelling buses around the UK, Europe and the US.

The Motherwell-based firm calculates that their new plant in Cheshire could process 300,000 tonnes of fatberg a year – enough to fill more than 50,000 lorries with biodiesel, which creates a fraction of the polluting emissions of standard fuel.

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