Renewable Matter # 12 / September-October

Mission 99% Accomplished

by Marco Gisotti

In Italy, COOU collects 43% of used oils and regenerates more than 99% of them. These spectacular results have been made possible by the businesses’ investments in innovative technologies, as well as by the ability to improve the whole system’s managing model.


Changing often means evolving, keeping up with the times. What seemed to be a pioneering activity more than thirty years ago, when the Mandatory Consortium for Used Oils (Consorzio Obbligatorio Oli Usati, COOU) was created, now has become a reality. Indeed, over the last three decades, waste has finally become a resource, as proved by the very COOU data.

In 2015,...

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