BioFuelBox Deploys Waste-FOG-to-Fuel Plant
BioFuelBox Inc., on Sept. 28 announced the world’s first fully scaled refinery for converting waste fat, oil and grease (FOG) from wastewater into a clean-burning renewable fuel.
The company’s first plant, located in Idaho, is processing waste FOG from trap grease and is producing a premium, low sulfur, ASTM compliant biodiesel for on-road use.
“The U.S. discards more than 4 billion gallons of grease through wastewater treatment systems every year that could be transformed into fuel,” stated Steven Perricone, BioFuelBox’s chief executive officer. “Our patented NovoStream™ process provides the most environmentally friendly solution for remediating watery waste greases like trap grease, wastewater scum, industrial food processing DAF, and other wastewater FOG sources.”
Local governments spend more than $25 billion a year maintaining sewer systems, in large part due to grease clogs that cause sanitary sewer overflows. This sewer-fat crisis is causing municipalities across the country to establish and toughen wastewater FOG ordinances. State and federal laws are also becoming stricter making it more costly for industrial and municipal wastewater treatment facilities to dispose of grease removed from wastewater streams as typical disposal methods such as land application, land filling and incineration are huge contributors to the world’s greenhouse gas (GHG) problem. The NovoStream process was designed to help reduce these problems and eliminate a significant source of GHGs. Moreover, BioFuelBox’s biodiesel is clean-burning with an 85 percent reduction in GHG emissions compared to petroleum-based diesel.
BioFuelBox is a waste remediation company focused on converting waste fats, oils and greases into ASTM quality biodiesel by means of modular bio-refineries that are resource efficient, flexible and scalable. These modular bio-refineries can be rapidly deployed and co-located wastewater and waste grease processing facilities, allowing companies and communities to convert waste streams such as brown grease, trap grease and waste water sludge into biofuels that are not only beneficial to the environment but also help towards achieving energy self-reliance from petroleum-based fuels.