Fats, Oils and Grease Marketing Analysis

$17.50 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Buy Article:

Abstract:

The co-digestion of fats, oils and grease (FOG) in municipal wastewater plants' anaerobic digesters has gained popularity in recent years. Municipalities have begun FOG receiving programs, avoiding sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) and enhancing the anaerobic digestion process. Historically FOG was considered a nuisance, but more than 20 years ago municipalities started accepting it as a substrate for anaerobic digestion. Through market research carried out for large industrial anaerobic digestion facilities it was found that the availability of brown grease (a basic component of FOG) as a substrate appears is becoming more limited and may soon reach commodity status. Existing municipal FOG receiving programs have not been significantly affected. This paper presents information on the varied FOG programs from a number of utilities, including drivers for accepting FOG and methodology used to develop tipping fees. It is recommended that a detailed market analysis of local FOG resources be conducted before proceeding with plans to establish a municipal receiving station.
More about this publication?
  • Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation is an archive of papers published in the proceedings of the annual Water Environment Federation® Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC® ) and specialty conferences held since the year 2000. These proceedings are not peer reviewed.

    WEF Members: Sign in (right panel) with your IngentaConnect user name and password to receive complimentary access.
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Membership Information
  • About WEF Proceedings
  • WEFTEC Conference Information
  • ingentaconnect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites

Tools

Favourites

Share Content

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
ingentaconnect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more