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Biofuel Recovered For Recycling At RestaurantsBiofuel Recovered For Recycling At Restaurants
San Francisco's SFGreasecycle program collects restaurants' used cooking oil, recycling it into biofuels and keeping it out of the city's sewer system.Justin Sullivan Getty Images
San Francisco's SFGreasecycle program collects restaurants' used cooking oil, recycling it into biofuels and keeping it out of the city's sewer system., Justin Sullivan Getty Images
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UrbanX Renewables Group

  • 5-year growth rate (%)485.7
  • 2013 revenue$1,710,988
  • Industry
    Manufacturing
  • Industry rank6
  • City
    Long Beach
  • State
    CA
  • CEO
    Bruce Melgar

In 2009, Bruce Melgar and his brother began to create fuel from waste. By using just 2% of his company’s biofuel, which is processed from restaurant waste, companies can meet a 20% reduction in their environmental CO2 emissions. California recently granted the company $5 million to build the West Coast’s largest advanced biofuel facility.

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