Skip to main content

An innovative business model: turning domestic used cooking oil into renewable “fuel” for education and entrepreneurship

Project description

Cooking oils fuel a novel recycling programme helping schools and the environment

Households use tremendous amounts of cooking oil globally. Researchers from ISOTECH, an established research and consultancy firm in Cyprus, created ‘Tiganokinisi,’ literally ‘the frying pan movement,’ to collect used oil at schools and recycle it into advanced biofuels. Through ‘Tiganokinisi’, which is supported by the Cypriot government, schools receive the profits from the sale of used cooking oil and use them towards green programmes and infrastructure. The programme teaches kids about recycling and sustainability while supporting school infrastructures and contributing to the collection and recycling of a valuable resource. With the help of the EU-funded InnovOleum project, ISOTECH will develop a ‘Tiganokinisi’ template for other countries to follow through a licensing and franchising scheme including consultancy services and start-up funding.

Call for proposal


See other projects for this call

Sub call



Net EU contribution
€ 50 000,00
Keryneias 95 , Ground Floor, Aglantzia
2113 Lefkosia

See on map

Κύπρος Κύπρος Κύπρος
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 21 429,00