Big Lottery Fund backs biodiesel project at Kent prison - report
Sep 4, 2012 - The Big Lottery Fund has provided nearly GBP 946,300 (USD 1.5m/EUR 1.2m) to a biodiesel project in a prison in Kent, southeastern England, and for a local energy efficiency initiative, BBC News said Monday.
Sustainable Sheppey, an organisation formed by public and private sector partners, is in charge of both projects. The biodiesel plan envisions the conversion of cooking oil into fuel at the H M prison Standford Hill on the Isle of Sheppey. At first the biodiesel will be used at the prison only, but there are plans to later supply the local community.
As an additional benefit, the prison is to use the biodiesel plant to provide training and qualifications to prisoners who are soon to go out, the report said.