Breckenridge, Boulder companies find gold in High Country grease traps |

Breckenridge, Boulder companies find gold in High Country grease traps

Michael Schrantz
Steamboat Today
Dan Fernandez pours ingredients for Summit Soap into a metal pot Tuesday during a demonstration at Kneading Hands on Oak Street in Steamboat Springs. Fernandez and Dara Lor, background, own Summit Greasecycling, which collects and purifies the cooking oil that is used in Summit Soap.
John F.Russell | Steamboat Today

Steamboat Springs — Dara Lor wants to deconstruct the metaphor of the supply chain.

Instead of a series of steps or links from suppliers to customers, he describes the system for Summit Greasecycling as a loop.

“The concept is to infuse as much of the benefit into the users,” Lor said.

Lor and his co-owner, Dan Fernandez, have built a business around upcycling used cooking oil, but while many other companies are angling for the same restaurant clients, they’re setting themselves apart with a Colorado-centric approach and a business-sense appeal.

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