‘Low Carbon Living’ open day at Bute Produce

How ordinary cooking oil is transformed into biofuel was explained to us by Peter from Fyne Futures.
How ordinary cooking oil is transformed into biofuel was explained to us by Peter from Fyne Futures.

The sun may not have been shining as hoped, but that didn’t stop folk from heading up to Bute Produce on Friday afternoon to enjoy the Low Carbon Living open day.

The afternoon, organised by Towards Zero Carbon Bute and Bute Produce, showcased a number of energy-efficient practices aimed at lowering your carbon footprint, and The Buteman was given a guided tour of the allotments to view the huge range of fruits and vegetables on offer.

Another interesting display was that of three jars of oil, showing the stages that vegetable oil goes through to be transformed into biodiesel. We were told it can take just 14 days to go from ordinary vegetable oil into biodiesel ready for use in vehicles and machines.

As well as learning about recycling, solar energy and how to ‘grow your own’, there was ample opportunity to sample Macqueen’s Butchers burgers from the barbeque, or even some home-popped popcorn!

* Full report in next week’s Buteman.