In 2002, the University of Georgia (UGA) Engineering Outreach Service (EOS) used fats and grease as industrial boiler fuels in the 100,000 lb./hr. No. 2 boiler at the university’s steam plant. The project was funded by FPRF and the Poultry Protein & Fat Council of the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association. To learn more about the research and results, please click the link in the right sidebar.
This research let to EPA recognition that animal fat and reclaimed restaurant grease burn very cleanly and can be used as boiler fuel. The EPA issued a guidance on this practice.