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Cooking oil power station opens in Leeds

A power station which uses cooking oil to generate electricity has opened.

The £1.1m Leeds North plant will provide back-up power at short notice to the National Grid, when required.

The company REG Bio-Power uses bio liquid LF100, recovered from waste cooking oil collected from local authorities, schools and prisons across the country, to generate power.

Ian Collins, managing director, said the new power station was "incredibly good for the environment".

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