The Energy of Waste


Traditionally a sticky waste that is hard to dispose of, used cooking oil causes an estimated RM15 million worth of damage to Malaysia’s drains and sewers each year. Just one litre of used cooking oil is enough to pollute up to a million litres of water.

When sent to landfill, oil can pollute watercourses, smother water dwelling plants and spread in a thin membrane over the water, which prevents oxygenation, thereby killing fish and other aquatic life.

Waste cooking oil can even increase the amount of vermin in an area, as they are drawn to protein in the oil. Conversely, when recycled at your local household waste recycling center, used cooking oil becomes a valuable resource once recovered as our B100 Biodiesel. Not only does used cooking oil create power, but thanks to its carbon footprint being ‘locked up’ during the cooking process, it represents an environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional fuel sources and helps reduce our reliance on fossil fuels such as gas and coal.

This episode talks about the opportunities of recycling and how an innovative system of collecting waste organic oil which can be converted to Biodiesel.

FatHopes Energy (FHE) was conceived and founded in 2009 by Vinesh, who was running its entire operations long before its inception. Market forces compelled FatHopes Energy to serve a big demand for alternative fuel solutions that could be used today. This concept blossomed into a multiple-bottom-line business model, which is now reflected in the company’s core motto; Waste to Wealth Conversion.

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