Punjab Food and Drug Administration Commissioner K S Pannu on Friday said in in a bid to prevent misuse of the unsafe used cooking oil (UCO) in the state, it will be collected from restaurants, hotels and other food establishments and converted into biodiesel.
Mr Pannu said when the cooking oil is used more than twice or thrice for frying, then the trans fats are produced to a detrimental level, which are unsafe for human health. So, as per the directions of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), under the Repurpose Used Cooking Oil (RUCO) campaign, collection and conversion of used cooking oil (UCO) into biofuel has been initiated.
He further informed that Northern Biofuels Private Ltd., Mohali has been authorised for UCO collection on the condition that the collected used cooking oil will only be used for the production of biodiesel. Read More
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