Used cooking oil is a residue with a high potential for contamination of water resources when not properly deposited. However, they can become a more sustainable source when transformed into biodiesel, as they emit about 85% less CO2 than conventional diesel, avoiding the need to use fossil fuels.
With a view to exploring the advantages of this residue, which is quite common in Portuguese cuisine, a system for the collection of used cooking oil will be implemented in Hub Criativo do Beato and its surroundings, namely in homes and local establishments. This collection aims at the production of advanced biodiesel, a process that will be conducted by Prio in its refineries, being later used by Carris in routes that will serve the Hub Criativo do Beato daily.
In addition to mitigating the environmental impact, Beato BioBus intends to promote the use of public transport among the members of the HCB community, as well as raise public awareness of the advantages and importance of adopting more sustainable behaviors.
AREAS OF INTERVENTION
- - Mobility
- - Circular Economy and Environment
COORDINATION, TECHNICAL ASSESSMENT AND PUBLIC POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS
- - Startup Lisboa
- - Lisboa E-Nova
DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE COOKING OIL COLLECTION SYSTEM, BIODIESEL PRODUCTION AND BUS ROUTE OPERATION
- - Carris
- - Prio
- - Entities and the HCB community
- - Local Community
- - Local authorities
- - Policy makers
- - Civil society
AFTER ALL THERE IS NO PETROLEUM, BUT OIL IN BEATO
FROM THE KITCHEN TO MOBILITY IN THE CITY
THE ENERGY THAT COMES FROM PLANTS
MOBILITY WITH VEGETABLE OIL FROM BEATO