Woodard & Curran is incorporating Greasezilla systems into wastewater projects to improve resource recovery and waste reduction efforts.
LANSING, W.Va. – Downey Ridge Environmental Company, developer of Greasezilla® FOG (fats, oils & grease) separation and processing system, announces a signiﬁcant increase in the number of wastewater facilities incorporating Greasezilla into their operations. The industry’s urgency to protect wastewater infrastructure combined with new funding established through the U.S. Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (2021) and the EPA’s expansion of Renewable Identiﬁcation Number (RIN) credits for low carbon-intensity (CI) biofuel feedstocks, is propelling interest in Greasezilla systems.
Greasezilla’s ecological process, packaged into a turnkey, highly-automated system, not only reduces costs and mitigates landﬁlling, but also creates new operational proﬁts for wastewater treatment facilities.
Prominent wastewater engineering and operations companies like Woodard & Curran are partnering with Greasezilla to incorporate its innovative technology at projects across the United States. In the coming weeks, the wastewater treatment facility contract operated by Woodard & Curran for the City of Groveland, FL is preparing to bring a newly installed Greasezilla system online to handle the plant’s FOG processing and disposal.
“As we strive to meet the speciﬁc, unique needs of each of our clients, we select solutions that provide the greatest beneﬁt to their operational, sustainability and ﬁnancial goals,” said Jay Sheehan, PE, Sr. Vice President with Woodard & Curran, “Greasezilla has proven to be the right ﬁt for projects like Groveland that are focused on resource recovery and waste reduction.”
Utilities spend billions of dollars each year unclogging or replacing FOG-obstructed pipes, repairing pump stations, cleaning up sewer backups and keeping FOG from damaging plant equipment. Many wastewater facilities still receive FOG without upstream processing, leaving it to be co-treated alongside wastewater.
“Any plant taking FOG into their facilities is experiencing the same challenge, spurring Greasezilla’s growth in the sector,” said Ron Crosier, President, Greasezilla. “Utilities are always looking to safeguard their infrastructure and endorse best practices, and Greasezilla is helping them achieve those goals, leading to lower costs, greater efficiency and improved resource recovery for long-term sustainability.”
Greasezilla supports pretreatment programs at facilities that accept FOG by providing an ecological and cost-effective process that diverts FOG from the waste stream. The system’s ability to separate FOG into pasteurized water, advanced biofuel (ABF) and batter reduces costs associated with FOG treatment and disposal while generating revenue from biofuel sales. Greasezilla works without polymers, ﬂocculants or other additives, and is fueled by about ﬁve percent of the ABF it generates.
The company guarantees that Greasezilla’s biofuel output is a saleable commodity. Greasezilla’s advanced biofuel is an RIN-qualiﬁed feedstock for biodiesel, renewable diesel, sustainable aviation fuel and heating oil. Global demand for biofuels and low-CI feedstocks adds to Greasezilla’s ABF value.
Greasezilla offers clients a service to manage sales of the biofuel offtake on their behalf.
Greasezilla is working closely with wastewater treatment sites in New England, New York, New Jersey, the mid-Atlantic, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida and Texas, and expects to install a minimum of 10 new systems at wastewater plants by the end of 2023. Additionally, Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) is nearing completion of its state-of-the-art Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) receiving facility at its Nansemond Treatment Plant in Suffolk, VA. Scheduled to open in Q1 2023, the FOG receiving facility will utilize Greasezilla to separate and process FOG into advanced biofuel.
For more information about Greasezilla, visit www.greasezilla.com.
Greasezilla®, developed by Mary Crosier and Downey Ridge Environmental Company president, Ron Crosier, for Crosier’s Sanitary Services, is now the leading cleantech provider in the FOG Separation industry. Greasezilla® is a turnkey standalone system that optimizes FOG separation while producing a high-quality Brown Grease advanced biofuel offtake. Greasezilla’s® patented technology can be used for complete separation, providing a purely ecological sound alternative to chemically treating, lagooning, landﬁlling, incineration or dumping FOG waste. By running entirely on ﬁve percent of the advanced biofuel it harvests, Greasezilla® is the most cost-eﬃcient and ecologically responsible Brown Grease separator available. For more information, please visit: http://www.greasezilla.com/.
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