Hyderabad, Oct 20 (IANS) Leading restaurant chain, KFC India, has joined hands with Hyderabad-based Advait Biofuel Ltd to recycle used cooking oil into bio-diesel.
Advait will collect used cooking oil from KFC restaurants in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana to convert it into bio-diesel.
With this collaboration, KFC India has become the first restaurant brand in the country to attempt something of this nature and scale, strengthening its commitment of working towards a sustainable future.
Advait is one of the biggest suppliers of used cooking oil-based bio-fuel and the only ISCC-certified used cooking oil collector in the country.
“Environmental stewardship is at the heart of how we do business. In our restaurants, waste programmes are focused on exploring ways to both reduce and recycle our waste streams and minimise the environmental impact,” said Rahul Shinde, Managing Director of KFC India.
“Advait is on a positive growth curve and we aim to become the premier bio-diesel company in India. Our unique partnership with KFC is significant, and we see this relationship developing and growing in the years to come,” said Sai Dittakavi, Director of Advait Biofuel Ltd.
Collection teams from Advait will visit KFC restaurants and transfer stocks of used cooking oil to its warehouses. After being filtered, the oil will be sent to the manufacturing facility located in Rajamundry, Andhra Pradesh, where it will be converted to bio-diesel.
The produced bio-diesel will be used domestically by the State Road Transport Corporations in Karnataka and Maharashtra.