In India, Yum! Restaurants India Pvt Ltd., which operates KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut in India, has signed an agreement with Advait to collect its used cooking oil (UCO) from KFC in the Andhra and Telangana regions. Yum! is aggressively expanding its presence in India. Advait, the only UCO collector in India certified by the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification, will convert the UCO into biodiesel or export the feedstock for biodiesel processing in Europe. Advait currently collects UCO in four South Indian states.
Advait aims to start collecting UCO throughout India with more than 15 collection yards in major cities by the end of this year.
Advait has partnered with one of the largest biodiesel producers in India, Southern Online Bio Technologies Ltd., to supply UCO to it and market its biodiesel in India and abroad. The biodiesel made will be sold to various road transport organizations in India.