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HOT GREASE hits the streets of Houston, Texas, the energy capital of the world, telling the surprising story of how an environmentally beneficial industry has been built around an ostensibly worthless raw material—spent kitchen grease.

With Congress considering elevating renewable fuel standards to unprecedented levels, potentially yielding billions in profits for the industry’s evangelists, the film is a real-life illustration of the challenges in trying to achieve the American Dream on the expanding green energy frontier—and the rewards that come with triumph.

With insights from the innovators, entrepreneurs, environmentalists, and grease collectors, HOT GREASE follows the start of an industry as people are trying to carve out their piece of this modern-day “gold rush.”

HOT GREASE premieres November 16 at 9p on Discovery.

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