PepsiCo project to convert UCO into biodiesel

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PepsiCo has launched a pilot project through which it will reuse the oil generated at its snack plant in Burgos to convert it into biodiesel.
The biofuel generated will go directly to the fleet of company collaborators to transport PepsiCo products and it is estimated that savings of 380 tons of CO 2 per year will be achieved on these journeys.
In addition, the company has also launched another project with duotrailers. Two initiatives that are implemented to continue advancing in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
The reuse of oil will make it possible to reconvert more than 40,000 litres of used oil into 100% biofuel from waste and 100% of vegetable origin (HV0).
This type of fuel can reduce up to 90% of CO2, but its availability is still low.
For this reason, the company, whose primary, secondary and fleet transport accounts for 11% of its emissions, (in Spain, Italy and Portugal) is committed to promoting this type of initiative and extending its use to eliminate the use of diesel in its fleet in the medium term.
At the same time, PepsiCo has also launched a pilot test together with the Dia supermarket chain for transport with duotrailers in Spain.
This type of truck, with two trailers attached like a train wagon, allows the transport of more pallets, increasing the amount of product up to 6 tons of snacks.
"These are pilot tests that we hope will give us very positive results and can be definitively implemented," said Javier Pérez Martínez, head of sustainable transport for PepsiCo Europe .
“We want and must be part of the solution and with initiatives like these, we contribute our grain of sand in the reduction of greenhouse gases and we advance our strategy with sustainability in the PepsiCo Positive centre.”

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