Greasezilla grows to Godzilla size – more than doubles operational systems in 2022

January 30, 2022 |

Like a feeding frenzy that doubles Godzilla’s size, in West Virginia, Downey Ridge Environmental Company, developer of Greasezilla FOG (fats, oils & grease) separation and processing systems will more than double the number of Greasezilla systems in operation during 2022, and that’s on top of a pretty incredible 2021 for them.

In today’s Digest, all about the expanded applications and record number of projects for 2022 – where are they, what are they – the company’s year of accelerated growth, the demand surge amid global urgency to mitigate landfilling and generate renewable energy alternatives, and more.

Record number of projects

Let’s start first with the projects slated for 2022.

Greasezilla systems have been adopted industry wide, encompassing liquid waste processors, pumpers, and wastewater treatment operations, so it makes sense that they will open sites in conjunction with global wastewater engineering firms and POTWs. Recently, SCWU Environmental Services, a SouthWest Water Company, commissioned a new South Carolina site, making it the largest installation to date for Greasezilla.


Simply put – profits. Greasezilla’s ability to generate significant profits from FOG waste is encouraging liquid waste processors, pumpers and wastewater treatment facilities to start or upgrade their own FOG receiving stations.

Greasezilla will install five new sites in the eastern U.S. during the first quarters of 2022, and the company is completing plans for a public-private joint venture in Texas and installations at several wastewater treatment facilities, including sites in Maryland and upstate New York. HRSD’s Nansemond Treatment Center is nearing completion of its ultramodern receiving center and plans to open it during Q2.

Internationally, in addition to clients in the wastewater, grease trap pumping and food processing industries, Greasezilla applications have spawned into the UCO (used cooking oil) and biodiesel sectors. Companies that specialize in collecting and processing UCO for biodiesel conversion are turning to Brown Grease as an available and lower-cost feedstock. Greasezilla is uniquely positioned in this market for its high-quality, low-moisture Brown Grease Advanced Biofuel (ABF) offtake.

The tech

If you aren’t already familiar with the tech, Greasezilla is a turnkey standalone system that optimizes FOG separation while producing a high-quality Brown Grease advanced biofuel offtake. Greasezilla’s patented technology can be used for complete separation, providing a purely ecological sound alternative to chemically treating, lagooning, landfilling, incineration or dumping FOG waste. By running entirely on five percent of the advanced biofuel it harvests, Greasezilla eliminates fuel costs while using zero fossil fuels, making it the most cost-efficient and ecologically responsible Brown Grease separator available.

Reactions from the stakeholders

Ron Crosier, president, Downey Ridge Environmental Company, said, “Greasezilla now solves FOG management challenges for professionals across a wide variety of industries. For us, the opportunity to improve industry practices in a meaningful way is the most rewarding aspect of our continued growth. We’re humbled to be able to give back to an industry that has been so good to us over the years.”

“You can sense the urgency across many channels to manage and process FOG more efficiently while mitigating landfilling through FOG innovation,” said Brian Levine, executive vice president, Downey Ridge Environmental Company. Greasezilla’s systems have reached a pinnacle in automating the separation and Biofuel extraction process, with minimal operator intervention. Our systems sit upstream from POTWs, commercial haulers, DAF systems, biodiesel production and anaerobic digesters, with remote monitoring capabilities. Today, Greasezilla operators can watch the separation process and biofuel generation on their handhelds. Furthermore, the water, batter and Brown Grease separation layers are all being recovered and reused, truly embracing the circular economy by collecting, processing and repurposing FOG across the country. “

2021 wasn’t so bad either

In addition to Greasezilla’s 2022 announcements, they had quite a few notable achievements in 2021 which include:

  • Introduction of a New System Model: Greasezilla released a self-contained, fully enclosed system configuration to give sites flexibility for exterior placement. Without the need for physical building space, the system can be installed almost anywhere in the world. The configuration expands Greasezilla’s customer base exponentially, by making it easier than ever for pumpers and wastewater treatment facilities to incorporate Greasezilla® into their operations.
  • New Installations: Greasezilla announced several new systems across the country, including sites in Los Angeles, Cincinnati, Jacksonville, New Orleans, and Chicago.
  • New Investments: Greasezilla received investment support from Sheltowee Cleantech Fund I, LLC. The $8 million investment to expand Greasezilla technology nationwide will finance ten new Greasezilla FOG receiving stations across the country.
  • Development of an International Fuel Distribution Network for Clients: Greasezilla Fuel network announced turnkey management and resale of its advanced biofuel (ABF) byproduct on behalf of its customers. With Greasezilla systems producing Brown Grease ABF in every region of the country, the service network offers Greasezilla’s clients a proven channel that provides the best value for their commodity. Greasezilla Fuel will ship over 1.5 million gallons of ABF through 2023.

Bottom Line

It’s all about win/win and Greasezilla turns a nasty problem into a profitable solution. They reduce or eliminate costs associated with dewatering, drying, lagooning, land applying, composting, incinerating, hauling, tipping or any further treatment, plus creates a biofuel sold on commodity exchanges for competitive rates. As they say on their website, “Reduce costs and add new revenue = Win/Win!” We can certainly see why they have doubled the number of slated projects for 2022 and wouldn’t be surprised to see Greasezilla become an even larger Godzilla in the FOG and biofuel markets. Their name couldn’t be more aptly chosen for this stage in their company.

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