The disposal of used cooking oil and fat from food waste is an issue facing cities around the world.
The disposal of used cooking oil and fat from food waste is an issue facing cities around the world. Without proper management, it can clog up sewers and drains, pollute the environment, and spread disease.
Martial-Gervais Oden Bella, an industrial chemistry technician from Cameroon, has turned his scientific expertise to finding an innovative solution to this problem.
His Douala-based company, GIC Bellomar, finds local solutions to the problems and needs of the population. Its operations range from manufacturing essential oil from orange peels, to making pot bags that help households save gas by finishing cooking without a heat source.
But the company’s most popular products are the soaps and detergents it produces from used cooking oil - a raw material that Bella and his collaborators collect from hotels and restaurants in the coastal city.
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