A Finnish energy company has devised a plan to create renewable fuel using Christmas dinner leftovers. The revolutionary anti-waste campaign, Kinkkutemppu – or “Ham Trick” – will take unwanted fat from Christmas hams donated by Finnish households and convert it into renewable diesel at the company’s Porvoo refinery. Experts at Neste, which hosts the campaign, calculate that the waste fact from roasting a single joint of ham can be converted into approximately two miles’ worth of fuel for a car. With almost seven million kg of ham cooked in Finland each Christmas, the company hopes to produce enough fuel from food waste to fuel a car driving three times around the world.
Independent 24th Nov 2016 read more »