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National ENERGY GLOBE Award Grenada 2018
Protein from Waste [PFW] is a unique and fully engineered facility that operates every day processing animal, fish and brewery waste by cooking it at 250 degrees Celsius until it is dry and free from pathogens for animal feed production. The cooking process is energy intensive; however, the company has overcome its economy of scale with a unique technology that converts recycled oil into a clean burning cooking fuel.
Prior to the implementation of the Protein from Waste plant, Grenada was plagued with several major environmental, economic and social challenges. The indiscriminate dumping of hazardous waste oil which was fouling land, water and coastal resources while decomposition of organic waste led to the increase in air pollution by methane gas.
The solution is to convert organic waste such as animal, fish and brewery waste into high grade protein feed for animals. Waste oil is used to produce steam for cooking the organic waste at high temperature. In other words, motor oil is converted into cooking fuel. It thereby makes the process more sustainable. In another process called “rendering,” water is removed from the processed waste so that it can be bagged and have a workable shelf-life as animal feed.
The organization’s innovation is that their facility is the world’s smallest and the first rendering plant. They have fully proven their unique concept of using used motor oil as a fuel to render organic wastes into valuable products that benefit agriculture. The process also included boilers that are clean burning and capable of supplying energy made from burning used lubricating oils.