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We Are Green: “Always Clean 110″ Project Is an Example of a Growing Trend in Biofuels: “Symbiosis” Project Produce Biodiesel, Using Recovered Methanol, Cooking Oil

Submitted by on December 4, 2009 – 3:28 pmNo Comment

by  (Biofuels Digest)  …Here is an under funded grad student (with a mechanical engineering degree from Northern Illinois University) who, while working part time, put together a system that will produce bio-diesel fuel from basic waste by-products found on campus, waste that would normally have to be disposed of at an off campus site, at a cost to the University.  Britt, in under 5 months and with a $5,000 budget put together the Bio-Diesel Reactor that will take used vegetable oil from the Campus’ kitchens and dirty methanol from the campus’ College of Pharmacy  and create a bio-diesel product that he then will sell back to the Universities transportation department to fuel their fleet of trucks.  Proceeds from the sale will go into a fund to seed future sustainability activities on campus. 

…We Are Green’s practice to “bring the refinery to the waste, not the waste to the refinery”. The final impact of this amazing project is when the fuel is finally burned it produces fumes that are 20-30% carbon neutral as well as reducing the resources taken from the earth to make methanol along with less trucks on the road to deliver the methanol if purchased. READ MORE

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