A Sticky Problem: Identifying the Barriers to the Adoption of Fats, Oils, and Grease as an Energy Feedstock in Oregon Public Deposited

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  • This study investigates the barriers faced by fats, oil, and grease (FOG) as an energy feedstock in the state of Oregon. FOG, which typically originates in food service establishments (FSEs), historically has been treated as waste, yet it also has the chemical make up to be an energy feedstock in anaerobic digesters. Despite this potential, Oregon currently experiences a low level of FOG adoption. Important barriers to this adoption are identified using Painuly and Reddy’s (2004) framework for renewable energy technology (RET) barrier identification. Under this framework, barriers are established by analyzing the literature and vetted through a stakeholder engagement process. Stakeholders include those familiar with FOG and biogas energy in Oregon, specifically wastewater treatment technicians; representatives from interested non-profits; and managers of commercial biogas plants. These stakeholders were interviewed and asked questions concerning the barriers to FOG adoption, and their insights serve as the basis of this research. Lastly, policy recommendations to increase the adoption of FOG as an energy feedstock in Oregon are made.
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