Laura Sharman 03 October 2016

Whale carcass to be used for biofuel

Whale carcass to be used for biofuel image

The carcass of a whale washed up on a Devon beach will be used to create biofuel.

Teignbridge District Council said the 30ft fin whale - which was washed up on Red Rock Beach on Thursday morning - has been taken to a rendering plant to remove the oil from the carcass.

Councillor Humphrey Clemens said: ‘Work has now been completed to safely recover and remove the whale carcass, with health and safety a key consideration throughout this unusual and unfortunate situation.

‘It will be taken to a rendering plant where the oil will be squeezed out of it and the carcass cooked down.

‘The whole carcass will be used for bio fuels.’

Photo: @Teignbridge

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