We offer innovative products and services to facilitate the responsible, convenient disposal of FOG (Fats, Oils and Grease). Through our pioneering solutions, we are able to customise efficient, cost-effective solutions at both wastewater treatment works and private waste processing sites.
Through our patented Eco-Ceptor technology, we have created a means to efficiently intercept and filter wastewater effluent.
This energy-efficient system enables us to screen and separate water from the organic solids and FOG (fat, oils and grease) generated by commercial and domestic activities, before they enter the water system. The cleaned water can then be reused or safely returned to the waste stream, while the dewatered organic solids and FOG can be converted into renewable energy, successfully diverting it from landfill.
Following extensive research and trials with some of the largest UK and Southern African Water Utilities and Municipalities, The Eco-Ceptor was short listed by Isle Utilities, Technology Approval Group (TAG) at the Global Water Innovation Summit, London 2019, as one of the top technologies for halving the cost of wastewater treatment globally.
Our Eco-Clarity Hubs are where the waste conversion happens and were developed as a large-scale means to consolidate and separate grease trap and pump station wastewater before it enters the water system. Located directly at inlet works or private waste sites, the hubs allow for the interception and filtration of in excess of 240,000 litres of wastewater per day, an amount which can be scaled up further as required.
As wastewater, primarily generated by commercial and industrial kitchen grease traps, flows through our Eco-Ceptor technology, we are able to separate it into FOG, bio-organic waste and water. The cleaned water effluent can now re-enter the inlet works as part of the usual processing, while the dewatered FOG and organic matter can be processed to create feedstock for biodiesel and biogas production.
Fully mobile, automated, modular and scalable, Eco-Clarity Hubs can be located and operated at any Waste Water Treatment Works, Private Waste Processing Facility or Greenfield Location.
In this way, we are able to significantly reduce logistic costs, disposal expenses and save time for Grease Trap Waste (GTW) collectors in the area, while lessening society’s reliance on landfill.
OUR PROCESS OF
DIVERSION, CONVERSION, VALUE CREATION
Eco-Ceptor Hubs located at Inlet Works are able to process trucked waste from scheduled pump station cleans as well as private grease trap cleaners waste. Significantly reducing reactive costs within the works.
Pump Station and Industrial Grease Trap treatment includes floating head and above ground separation of FOG in real time, significantly reducing clean up costs.
Grease Trap Treatment can be used with existing grease trap or new build. Prevents overflows of FOG into sewer.
Collection, processing and removal of wastewater.
Consultancy, design, manufacture, supply, delivery, on-site testing, installation, commissioning, provision of associated documentation and necessary certification and warranties, as well as basic maintenance training.
The provision of spare parts and modular replacement units of the Eco-Ceptor plants, including the inventory management and stock holding of strategic spare parts
Planned and reactive maintenance of Eco-Ceptor systems, including root-cause failure investigation, repair, overhaul and servicing services. This covers both on- and off-site work.
OUR SERVICE AREAS
FOOD SERVICES ESTABLISHMENTS (FSE’s)
Typically, restaurants and commercial kitchens depend on trap service companies to ensure that their grease interceptor units are cleaned and pumped regularly. This prevents prevent FOG build-ups and backlogs, which can result in costly shutdowns, malfunctions and fines.
Through our Eco-Clarity Hubs and Eco-Ceptor technology, Eco-Clarity enables Grease Trap Cleaners to dispose of the FOG they collect more cost-effectively and conveniently via our accessible locations.
Harvested FOG and solid Bio-Organic waste can be used as feedstock for Biogas and Biodiesel production, which affords our customers Green Credentials endorsed by the Sustainable Restaurant Association
Our systems include simple or advanced monitoring solutions. Real time monitoring provides key data metrics for oil tank, water quantity and water effluent quality monitoring. This is key for “Just-in-Time” tankering services and allows for delivery of a more efficient and proactive service.
By remotely monitoring FOG levels at all levels of the wastewater stream, we are able to significantly reduce tankering frequency and logistical costs. By monitoring our Eco-Ceptors remote data, we are able to ensure total effluent compliance. This service facilitates proactive inspections, repairs, maintenance and custom reports.
WASTE TO ENERGY
Driven by our desire to revolutionise wastewater, our solutions promote circular economies that provide real benefits for all industry players, communities and the environment. Through the use of our patented green technology, we are able to facilitate more than just extraction of problematic matter from our water systems, but its conversion into renewable energy. In this way, we offer a new approach to industrial processes, and opportunities for community operations to drive recurring revenue.
In large plants, biogas can also be compressed to achieve the quality of natural gas, and even utilised to power automobiles.
The benefits of biogas are many. A renewable, clean source of energy, gas generated through bio-digestion is non-polluting and reduces greenhouse emissions, making it a great option to combat global warming. Biogas generation helps cut reliance on the use of fossil fuels, such as oil and coal, and unlike other types of renewable energies, the process is natural and does not require energy. In addition, the raw materials used in the production of biogas, like manure, food scraps, crop residues and other bio-organic waste, are always readily available as feedstock.
By using waste materials to generate biogas, we can also reduce our reliance on landfills for disposal. Overflowing landfills don’t only spread foul smells, they also allow toxic liquids to drain into underground water sources. Consequently, yet another advantage of biogas is that biogas generation may improve water quality.
The by-product of the biogas generation process is enriched organic (digestate) matter, which makes the perfect fertilizer to accelerate plant growth and cultivate resilience to disease.
The gas can be used directly for cooking and generation of electricity. This is what allows the cost of biogas production to be relatively low. In large plants, biogas can also be compressed to achieve the quality of natural gas, and even utilised to power automobiles.
Biodiesel is a domestically produced, clean-burning, renewable substitute for petroleum diesel. Using biodiesel as a vehicle fuel increases energy security, improves air quality and the environment, and provides safety benefits.
Biodiesel use helps consumers and businesses reduce their carbon footprint. The use of tallow, discarded cooking oil and FOG waste material for bio-diesel production further increase biodiesel’s scores for carbon reduction.
Biodiesel of all types, if produced with FOG, is more environmentally friendly and better for the environment than biodiesel produced from virgin oils, like rapeseed. Biodiesel production from FOG is also highly sustainable. The waste FOG feedstock does not involve changes to land use, nor does it compete with the food chain.
Biodiesel causes far less damage than petroleum diesel if spilled or released into the environment. It is also safer than petroleum diesel because it is less combustible. The flashpoint for biodiesel is higher than 130°C, compared with about 52°C for petroleum diesel. Biodiesel is safe to handle, store, and transport.