Waste-to-energy technology for wastewater treatment plants.

Convert FOG to ASTM B100 biodiesel onsite in an automated and continuous-flow system.

 
 

Rethink the way FOG is treated at wastewater treatment plants.

Shift your facility from a consumer of energy to energy neutral -- or even a net producer of energy.

 
 

Technology to eliminate environmental and economic costs of FOG disposal.

Address environmental-stewardship and decarbonization mandates that have become central to public policy.

 
 

Technology to reduce carbon emissions.

Produce your own biodiesel onsite to peak shave your energy consumption from the grid, or to fuel your municipal fleets and reduce respective carbon emissions by up to 74%.

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Redefining Resource Recovery at Wastewater Treatment Plants

REA Resource Recovery Systems is a technology provider focused on solving an estimated $126 billion annual problem faced by wastewater treatment plants worldwide, while simultaneously providing a waste-to-value platform that addresses environmental-stewardship and decarbonization mandates that have become central to public policy.

Billions of gallons of FOG (fats, oils, grease) are discharged into sewers annually, causing large-scale problems such as pipe blockages that lead to sanitary sewer overflows. FOG is costly to manage, treat and dispose, and has a negative impact on the environment due to standard disposal procedures such as landfilling and incineration. Rethinking the way FOG is treated at WWTPs has the potential to change these facilities from net consumers of energy to energy neutral — or even net producers of energy.

REA’s technology diverts and captures FOG, converting this (brown grease) waste onsite — in an automated and continuous-flow system — into ASTM B100 biodiesel that wastewater treatment plants can utilize to peak shave their energy consumption from the grid, or to eventually eliminate this consumption altogether. Municipalities can also utilize it to fuel their fleets and reduce respective carbon emissions by up to 74%. Surplus production can be sold to increase ROI.

Developed under the auspices of the University of Connecticut over the past 14 years, EPCs (Engineering Procurement Construction firms) and infrastructure-project developers can leverage our technology to develop new projects with existing and prospective municipal customers. Infrastructure-project investors also can view our business as a platform through which they can invest in these projects.

Where our technology fits in and the economic and environmental benefits to municipalities.

UNLIMITED SCALABILITY

Our technology is scalable to address even the largest of municipal and industrial use cases.

BY THE NUMBERS

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Years Developing IP
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$1,800,000
R&D Grants Awarded
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Patents Awarded
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5
Potential Years to Pay-back

We Call It Total FOG Solutions®

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When the City of Danbury decided to upgrade its wastewater treatment plant, it incorporated our FOG-To-Biodiesel system.

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When the City of Hartford sought to lower its O&M costs, it turned to REA for our grease-recovery technology

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To increase compliance among food-service establishments, we provided the City of Hartford with the necessary programming.

REA Resource Recovery Systems in the News

The installation of its first commercial FOG-To-Biodiesel system gets underway.

REA to provide expertise in the design of a FOG receiving facility and the installation of a 250,000 GPY FOG-To-Biodiesel system. 

REA to work with Veolia North America to install its first commercial FOG-To-Biodiesel system at the Danbury wastewater treatment plant.

Danbury to become the first WWTP to convert FOG onsite into biodiesel to fuel its municipal fleets.

REA works with the Hartford MDC to launch a FOG awareness program utilizing UCONN students.

Governor Malloy pumps biodiesel produced from wastewater during his tour of REA’s pilot facility at the New Haven wastewater treatment plant.

Congresswoman DeLauro and New Haven Mayor Harp discuss REA’s biodiesel demonstration system.

In partnership with the University of Connecticut and the City of New Haven, REA produces B100 biodiesel used by the City to fuel its fleet.

REA integrates current UCONN students into projects, giving them an opportunity to gain valuable first-hand experience in their fields.

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