|Educational Info||About Us||Contact Us|
Orlando NBC station WESH has a report and video segment online detailing the work of a group of UCF students that are converting used Chick-fil-A grease into biodiesel via an Appleseed processor. The students also donate 20% of their processed fuel to the university for their use in dozens of on-campus diesel vehicles. The story notes the requirement to pay Florida state fuel taxes on home-brewed biodiesel. Overall a pretty accurate report.
Example of content:
They have been draining smelly fryer grease and feeding it to their bio-diesel reactor -- a fancy name for a water heater, some pipes, valves, hoses, and filters that turn grease and two household chemicals into fuel. The newly formed fuel powers their diesel engine cars.
"To make a gallon of bio-diesel, it's about 80 cents," UCF student Michael Schulist said.
Not only cheap, the muddy looking bio-diesel burns cleaner than its petroleum-based cousin.
"Petro-diesel is a very dirty fuel. This is a very clean burning fuel," Schulist said.
It produces less CO2 -- the main threat to our climate -- than gasoline or regular diesel.
"It would limit the amount of pollution we put into the air but it would also save a lot of money," UCF assistant professor Ali Gordon said.
You must be logged in as a registered user to make a comment.
|<< <||> >>|
Simple homebrewing info
Free monthly pub.
Papers, free online course
Best collection of BD/VO links