Resource Recovery Systems (REA) was our first partner. They are the first company to invent technology that converts brown grease in addition to yellow grease into high grade biodiesel fuel. They have a patent on this chemical process that has been in effect since 2012. They have already implemented demonstrations of this process in Danbury and New Haven water treatment facilities, and they are prepared to make this process on a large scale throughout the Greater Hartford Area.
The Metropolitan District of Connecticut (MDC) approached UConn and REA about making a group that can connect REA’s technology with the FSEs of Hartford, which is how FOG Management came to be. The MDC is currently funding us with a $25,000 grant to continue research with student interns and being surveying FSEs. We hope to continue this partnership with them so that they provide funding and insight FSE compliance with proper grease disposal.