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Mobility Measure

Promotion and creation of network for collection of used cooking oil

The used cooking oil will be recycled and used as sustainable biodiesel production in the mobility sector. The tourists will enjoy their leisure trip in a friendlier and cleaner environment. The behaviour of the local stakeholders will be changed.  The aim of this measure is to evolve our city and introduce the biodiesel as a new fuel for our transportation in the future.

Implementing sustainable mobility

Objectives

The following are the objectives which the Network of UCO aims to achieve:

  1. Create a network for collecting the used cooking oil of the restaurants and hotels in Limassol.
  2. Reduce pollution through the use of recycled bio fuel.
  3. Change behaviour and work together with local businesses for a common vision, for a friendlier and cleaner environment.
  4. Establish co-operation between tourism and mobility sector.

How will this be achieved?

A network will be created for collection of the used cooking oil (UCO) of the hotels and restaurants in Limassol in order to recycle the used cooking oils and used them as a sustainable biodiesel production in the mobility sector. A feasibility study was carried out including an analysis of best practices of the oil collection, local potential of the stakeholders and economic aspects of the system.

How did the measure progress?

After several meetings with local stakeholders, the network for the collection of used cooking oil from the hotels and restaurants of Limassol has been successfully created. In total 13 restaurants and 8 hotels have been identified as part of this network. Also cooking oil garbage tanks have been given to participant entities for the collection of used cooking oil. Moreover, several meetings held with local stakeholders after the creation of the network to ensure that UCO is properly collected and recycled.

Research regarding the UCO collection tank costs has been completed, so it can be offered to participants.

What were the outcomes of the measure?

This measure will continue after the end of the project since the recycled cooking oil is a business case for the companies that collect it. With the development of this measure we hope to guide locals in introducing future vehicles that use biodiesel fuels.