FOGFuels partners with Atlanta to curb illegal grease dumping
FOGFuels announced on Feb. 11 a new partnership with the City of Atlanta. FOGFuels will use its patented process to transform fats, oils and grease (FOG) into usable B100 biodiesel fuel that can be used to power school buses, city vehicles and machinery.
In this partnership, FOGFuels will work with independent haulers in the Metro Atlanta area to receive trap grease generated by restaurants and institutional sources. The waste will be received at the FOGFuels processing center where it will be converted to B100 biodiesel fuel. By creating this inner city processing center, FOGFuels will provide a convenient location for independent haulers to dump their trap grease. This facility will encourage haulers to remain compliant with city ordinances while resulting in significant reductions in their operating costs due to reduced tipping fees and transportation costs.
FOGFuels understands that working with independent haulers will be the key to its success. In order to unite independent haulers nationwide, and to reduce illegal dumping by rogue operators, FOGFuels has created the Green Waste Haulers’ Association. This organization will represent the business interests of companies involved in the collection, transport and disposal of trap grease.
“FOGFuels is excited to be working with the City of Atlanta, offering a new and cleaner way to power the city,” said Paul Marshall, managing director of FOGFuels. “Working with the independent haulers in the city to gather the problematic trap grease and turn that into a cleaner source of energy is a great way to help the city become more environmentally friendly.”
Atlanta is the first city that FOGFuels will partner with to create B100 fuel from trap grease. The company plans to work with other municipalities around the country to help clean up the problem of illegal grease dumping and create a better living environment.
“Atlanta is excited to be working with a company like FOGFuels that can help clean up the city’s water and wastewater system and make it safer for the citizens,” said Councilman H. Lamar Willis. “Along with Mayor Kasim Reed, we believe that there are many benefits to creating a source of clean, sustainable and renewable energy by working with companies like FOGFuels.”
FOGFuels is an innovative biodiesel producer dedicated to protecting the planet and creating clean, sustainable and renewable energy. FOGFuels uses the trademarked FOG2D process to effectively remove fats, oils and greases from wastewater streams. The FOG2D process can even handle contaminated and watery waste greases—anything up to 100 percent free fatty acid content. Through this method, FOGFuels can recycle lipid material into an advanced biodiesel that is fully ASTM compliant for over-the-road transportation. FOGFuels is committed to economic development that benefits the environment and reduces dependence on foreign energy sources.