FOG Management for Wastewater Treatment Plants

Mitigate pipe blockages and O&M costs attributed to brown grease.

 
 

Rethink the way FOG is treated.

Installation and operation of our system is non-invasive to plant operations.

 
 

FOG Management as a Service

We handle it all. No up-front purchase required.

 
 

We increase production and efficiency of your digesters.

Increase volatile solids removal by an average of 43% and biogas production by 42% to 252%.

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We make your brown grease related challenges disappear.

 

FOG, in general, is a pain point we can effectively alleviate with our FOG Management system. We also optimize resource recovery with our FOG-To-Biodiesel system. By converting waste FOG to biodiesel, our customers can successfully address environmental-stewardship and decarbonization mandates that have become central to public policy.

Billions of gallons of FOG are discharged into collection systems annually, causing large-scale problems such as pipe blockages that lead to sanitary sewer overflows. FOG is also costly to manage, treat and dispose of, and has a negative impact on the environment due to standard disposal procedures such as landfilling and incineration.

Our system diverts and captures FOG in the collection system, upstream from chronically troubled areas, driving down O&M costs attributed to FOG.

Rethinking the way FOG is treated at WWTPs also has the potential to change WWTPs from net consumers of energy to energy neutral — or even to net producers of energy.

With our FOG-To-Biodiesel system, we can convert brown grease onsite, without interference to the operations of a plant, in an automated and continuous-flow process, into B100 biodiesel. Such production can be sold or utilized to generate power. Municipalities can also utilize it to fuel their fleets and reduce respective carbon emissions by up to 74%.

Developed under the auspices of the University of Connecticut over the past 14 years, we partner with developers and operators to bring our technology to wastewater treatment plants worldwide as a service or as an installed asset.

Where Our Technology Fits In

NON-INVASIVE TO PLANT OPERATIONS

Installation and operation of our system does not interfere with the operations of a plant.

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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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Potential Years to Pay-back

We Call It Total FOG Solutions®

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When the City of Hartford sought to lower its O&M costs, it turned to REA for its FOG Management system.

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

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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