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EPA Grant Number: SU832486
Title: Design of a Trap Grease Upgrader for BioFuel Processing – Phase I
Drexel University students will characterize waste cooking grease captured from grease traps to determine its suitability as a feedstock to produce biodiesel. A biofuel production plant will be designed around the feedstock properties of the trap grease. Trap grease has no secondary market and is therefore a true waste product. Due to the disposal fee structure for trap grease, a significant amount of it goes uncollected. Grease then enters the water system resulting in a financially and environmentally costly pollution problem.