The now infamous fatberg that has been clogging up an east London sewer is going to be converted into thousands of litres of biodiesel.
Comprised of congealed fat, sanitary products, oil, grease and a whole host of nasties, the 130-tonne fatberg will provide green fuel for double-decker buses thanks to waste to power firm, Argent Energy. Thames Water confirmed this week the Whitechapel fatberg should be able to supply around 10,000 litres of biodiesel.
“It may be a monster, but the Whitechapel fatberg deserves a second chance. We’ve therefore teamed up with leading waste to power firm Argent Energy to transform what was once an evil, gut-wrenching, rancid blob into pure green fuel,” said Alex Saunders, Thames Water waste network manager.