Danbury Wastewater Treatment Center employs Greasezilla’s FOG separation technology

The technology separates water, debris and food waste while fueling itself with a small amount of the same biofuel it creates.

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LANSING, W. VA SEPT 19, 2019 – Greasezilla™ has been selected as an integral part of a new state-of-the-art FOG-to-Biodiesel receiving station for the Danbury, Connecticut Wastewater Treatment facility. Greasezilla’s patented solution separates FOG into its basic elements, sending the water back to the treatments center headworks and recovering highly profitable brown grease as an Advanced Biofuel.

At the heart of FOG receiving stations, the Greasezilla system is placed upstream of wastewater plants, and processes up to 40,000 gallons of raw Grease Trap Waste per day from commercial kitchens and restaurants, generating a carbon positive biofuel. The technology separates water, debris and food waste while fueling itself with a small amount of the same biofuel it creates.

The City of Danbury, REA Resource Recovery Systems LLC and Veolia Environment S.A. formed a strategic partnership along with the University of Connecticut to begin the production of biodiesel fuel harvested from FOG. The process is patented by UConn’s Dr. Parnas and has been licensed to REA to create a biodiesel production facility at the Danbury treatment plant with capability to produce approximately 400,000 liters of biodiesel fuel per year from the brown grease. The biodiesel will power a fleet of heavy equipment and trucks, saving the city millions of dollars.

Brian Levine, Executive Vice President, Greasezilla, said, “We are proud to be a part of this progressive collaboration with the City of Danbury, REA Resource Recovery Systems, Veolia and UConn. This installation will be the first of many integrating the separation and processing of FOG through biodiesel conversions, right into city vehicles. REA has the most cost-effective technology in the industry based on converting FOG input rather than agricultural feedstock as is commonplace in their industry.”

Al Barbarotta, Managing Partner at REA Resource Recovery Systems LLC, said, “In order to complete this groundbreaking project for the City of Danbury, we required a system that could deliver a low moisture, high FFA brown grease offtake for our systems. We were pleased to find Greasezilla, as it provides a proven platform to feed our systems the high-quality brown grease offtake required for our high-grade Biodiesel B100 conversion technology.”

Greasezilla addresses the growing problem of municipal FOG waste that costs municipalities an estimated $25 billion each year. The massive amount of FOG accumulating in sewer lines causes costly clogs and damaging sewer backups. The Greasezilla solution prevents build-up in municipal lines by handling it on the front end, before it becomes a problem, with no additives, additional processing, blending or fossil fuels required.

In addition to providing a green disposal solution, Greasezilla generates new tipping revenue fees for publicly owned treatment works (POTWs) and large haulers with a payback less than two years on its equipment. The system’s brown grease offtake is also a valuable commodity, that is a substitute for No. 5 and No. 6 fuel oil, or Bunker C fuel.

Learn more at http://greasezilla.com.

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