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PWC Channels Cooking oil Power

Read how PWC and Uptown are transforming building power in the Capital.

19th May 2016

The Sustainable Restaurant Association Awards Uptown "Approval Supplier" Status for the 2nd year in a row.

The SRA help restaurants source food more sustainably, manage resources more efficiently and work more closely with their community. And they help diners identify those restaurants doing the right thing. So, whether a diner’s sustainability concerns are about Sourcing, the Environment or Society, the SRA and its members are committed to a change for the better. See this link for more detail.


7th Jan 2015

Using Uptown Biodiesel, PWC creates the most sustainable building in the world

One Embankment Place in London, a refitted building, has achieved the highest BREEAM rating recorded worldwide. New technologies include a tri-generation combined cooling, heat and power system. This is fuelled by recycled waste vegetable oil that is collected and refined locally to a new efficiency standard by Uptown Oil.

See the full article in the Guardian online here

15th May 2014

See Uptown featured in The Handbook

Super trendy gastro and celebrity site The Handbook came to see us recently. See there take on our oil recycling and biodiesel activities here

10th Sep 2013

Uptown Film Finalist at the Focus Forward Film Festival

We’re delighted to say '95 Films' film about Uptown Oil is a semi finalist at the Focus Forward Film Festival. What we’d love everyone to do is join in and help vote for the film as it goes through the public voting period before the final judges have their say later in December. We are in the running for £100'000 first prize, that's expansion, growth and even more carbon reduction!

Here’s the link to the main festival page , and more importantly here’s a link to our film page or hit the play button


     Simply press the little box on the preview screen saying VOTE and you’re vote is cast!!!!

Many kind regards to you all
, the Uptown Team

16th Nov 2012

CNN Report - Biofuels Firing London Cars

CNN recently visited Uptown Biodiesel to report on our fueling of London's Black cabs. see the video below

20th Mar 2012


Warren Evans switches to biodiesel for their van fleet

See the press release here


16th Mar 2012

Uptown Biodiesel WINS the 2011 Green Business Awards!!

Uptown took the coveted Green Products & Services category in last nights awards at the Grosvenor Hotel, Park Lane.

Download the pdf containing all of the award winners.

The Green Business Awards celebrate excellence in green practice, strategy and products. They seek out and scrutinize the most innovative, ambitious and effective initiatives by UK business for achieving environmental sustainability, and implementing smart business practice. They are the "Green Globes" and are the UK's most comprehensive awards on the subject.

1st Nov 2011


Article: London cabbies turn to cooking oil as fuel prices rise

11th Oct 2011

  Uptown was recently featured in China, in both news and online video formats


19th Sep 2011

  Handcrafted Films have made a video of our work with PwC


12th Sep 2011

 Alice Bhandhukravi reports on London's move towards a more sustainable  future


5th Aug 2011


Article: CCC trip to Uptown Oil and PwC’s green headquarters



25th Jul 2011

Andrew Marr

BBC News


Andrew Marr's Megacities starring Uptown Biodiesel.

On air Thursday 16th June, 8pm, BBC1


16th Jun 2011


A taste of power - Uptown Biodiesel wins large city contract


16th Jun 2011

TV - Hayley Platt reports. 'As oil prices soar London's taxi drivers are increasingly turning to bio-diesel to fuel their famous black cabs.'

6th Jun 2011

Radio News Report: One Planet - The Green Office Shoot-Out - interview with Uptown


18th Apr 2011


Energy Live News Interview and report - Uptown Oil & Pricewaterhouse Coopers


7th Apr 2011


TV Interview and report Al Jazeera on PwC


2nd Apr 2011


Press Release: Recycled cooking oil energy deal for new London office chips away at PwC environmental targets

  See pwc's corporate sustainability video featuring Uptown here


28th Mar 2011


Article - Biodiesel as a local commodity

20th Oct 2010
Robert Elms



Radio Interview - Uptown's Nigel Jewison on Robert Elms Show, BBC London Radio


15th Jun 2010

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Evening Standard


Article - PWC Bean Counters run on Chip Fat

20th May 2010 Article -Cabbies, Accountants Look to Chip Fat Fuel on Cost & Environment
19th May 2010
Canadian Financial Post

Article - Accounting firm to start using chip fat to power new London office

19th May 2010
Bloomberg Business Week Article - Cabbies, Accountants Look to Chip Fat Fuel on Cost & Environment
19th May 2010

Article - What do PwC and Black Cabs Have in Common?

19th May 2010
Taxi Globe Article - Simon Hughes Launches his Election campaign at Uptown Oil
7th Apr 2010
London SE1 Article - Simon Hughes unveils biodiesel taxi at Uptown Oil
7th Apr 2010
London SE1 Uptown Oil and LSBU academics cook up low carbon fuel recipe
3rd Jan 2010

Article - Dial-a-cab Biodiesel Fan - Article

2st Jan 2010


PRESS RELEASE: London Firm cooks up Low Carbon Fuel Recipe


23rd Dec 2009


PRESS RELEASE: Uptown Oil launches Andy Pag's BIOTRUCK Expedition


22nd Sep 2009


PRESS RELEASE: Uptown Oil wins £3.5mn Richmond Borough Council Recycled Biodiesel Tender


14th Sep 2009


Awards - Uptown Oil Shortlisted for GreenFleet Awards in the Alternative Fuel Supplier of the Year category


14th Sep 2009

PRESS RELEASE: Uptown Oil teams up with Go Pedal to provide biodiesel powered bike transportation vans

12th Sep 2009

CONFERENCE - Uptown Oil present at the BioSIRE conference in Crete

10th Sep 2009

Article - Oil Moguls Clean Up

4th Jul 2009

PRESS RELEASE: Uptown Biodiesel Powers Green Party's Battle Bus
30th May 2009

AWARDS - CO2 Reduction in Construction

'Green Drinks' innovative carbon reduction presentations to London businesses at LSBU. See the Agenda


18th May 2009

taxi-cab news

Article - Biodiesel made for taxis

Taxicab news is the premier London taxi publication catering specifically for taxis


6th Apr 2009

Taxi Globe

Article - Biodiesel produced in Southwark

Taxi Globe is a well established, independent taxi trade newspaper


4th Apr 2009

Caroline Pidgeon

Southwark Articles - Turning waste into fuel

Caroline Pidgeon is a Liberal Democrat member of the London Assembly, and the Deputy Chair of the Transport Committee.

21st Feb 2009

London SE1

Article - Southwark Biodiesel firm Uptown Oil wins cross-party praise

SE1 is a community website. Since 1998 we have aimed to provide a one stop shop for all kinds of local news and information.

22nd Feb 2009

City Hall

PRESS RELEASE - Roger Evans visits Uptown Oil

Roger Evans is Conservative MP for Havering and Redbridge and a member of the London Assembly

19th Feb 2009


Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group: Weekly Briefing


16th Jan 2009

Sustainable development commission

Case Study, Uptown Oil

The Sustainable Development Commission is the Government's independent adviser on sustainable development, reporting to the Prime Minister.


20th Dec 2008


Sustainable and Environmental Education Article (Page 5)

SEEd (Sustainability and Environmental Education) is a Council for Environmental Education project, with the primary objective of bringing together the environment and education

12th Dec 2008

Taxi Globe

Article - Uptown Oil

Taxi Globe is a well established, independent taxi trade newspaper

12th Nov 2008


Article - Uptown Oil

Tipped is an online community for people to share tips on places in their local area


10th Nov 2008

Southwark News

Article - Re-used vegetable oil dives forward our enviro-dream

SOUTHWARK NEWSPAPER LTD is a growing independent newspaper group, with both weekly paid for and free newspapers that cover the London Borough of Southwark.

17th Nov 2008

Low Carbon Economy

Uptown Oil - Low Carbon Economy

A central resource for the low carbon economy, connecting people and organisations with low carbon news, products, discussions and community.

23rd Oct 2008