Blurry prairy

NAPECA Project

Reduction of Pollution from Waste Cooking Oil and Biodiesel Utilization in Communities of the Municipality of Emiliano Zapata, Tabasco

Organization: Centro del Cambio Global y la Sustentabilidad en el Sureste A.C.

Location: Municipal Seat of Emiliano Zapata, Tabasco  La Libertad El Coco La Isla El Pochote  Villa Chable Palenque (pickup area only) 
Country: Mexico
Other Organizations Involved:

  • Department of the Environment of the Municipality of Emiliano Zapata, Tabasco,

Download Final Report

Completed Two people building a biodiesel container


Emiliano Zapata, like other municipalities in the State of Tabasco in southeast Mexico, has been facing the problem of water basin pollution due to urban waste dumped into the water for several years. A major part of this waste has bound to be waste cooking oil from homes and businesses in these communities (one liter of oil contaminates up to 100 liters of water). This leads to a diminished quantity of aquatic fauna, bad odors and gastrointestinal disease foci.


Main Activities