Faculty Advisor

Krueger, Robert

Faculty Advisor

Miller, Fabienne

Abstract

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.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2009

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Business

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