The goal of this project was to create a market study on the availability of waste vegetable oil in the Worcester area, in helping a non-profit organization create a cooperative business. This business aimed to convert waste vegetable oil into biodiesel fuel, which in turn creates jobs and helps the environment. An in depth look at the supply chain was required, as well as a look into various methods of data collection, including surveys and interviews. Our results showed that 'Sit-down' restaurants were the best option for small-scale producers overall, and Seafood restaurants had the highest volumetric production of small-scale suppliers.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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