School District Tests Biofuel for Bus Fleet

School BusGrease trap waste helps biofuel makers meet growing demand for feedstock
June 1, 2012
Greensboro – Guilford County school buses are running on fuel that includes used cooking oil -- as the district tests the effects of using biofuel.

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CromaCollege 2012

cromacollegeCromaglass’ CromaCollege showcases continual improvement in on-site wastewater technology

Education never ends.

My hunger to learn, to discover, to teach doesn’t cease or wane.
It’s those desires that led me to Cromaglass’ CromaCollege, held April 23-24 in Williamsport, Pa.

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Why should we care about Grease?

Greasy Frying PanRestaurants, caterers, cafeterias and other entities involved in preparing and cooking large quantities of food are — well, should be — knowledgeable in regard to the proper ways of discarding waste, specifically grease that could clog drains and pipes and ultimately harm sewer systems. 

But what about the home cook, the person charged with doing the dishes or cleaning the kitchen?

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Effluent Grease Recovery – 21st Century Recyclable Product

Our great grandparents recycled meat drippings into soap. Today their great grandchildren recycle meat drippings and waste cooking oil into biodiesel, cosmetics, animal food additives and hundreds of other useful products. Included in the recycling equation are new systems for capturing and recycling kitchen drain water fats and oils.

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Grease Traps Helping Green the World

In the 1980s, the grease removed from restaurant grease traps, including automatic grease removal systems like Big Dipper® , sometimes was disposed into dumpster trash. At the time, many food service locations did not access to grease recycling services and dumped waste fryer grease, meat drippings and interior grease traps into their garbage waste. 

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How We Came To Understand Thermal Inversion

Thermaco accidentally stumbled into an answer for grease trap thermal inversion. and, at the time, did not know it. In mid-2003 we were working on developing high capacity/small footprint grease separators capable of meeting the ASME A112.14.3 Standard. This is the separation efficiency and retention capacity certification standard for passive (non-automatic) grease separators.

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