Mobile Biodiesel Education Demonstration
Demonstrating Biodiesel Production to Farmers, Students, and the Public
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This project was funded through a USDA-NIFA Capacity Building Grant in 2012. Project members include Dr. Jason de Koff (PI), Mr. Chris Robbins (Collaborator), Dr. John Ricketts (Co-PI), Dr. Prabodh Illukpitiya (Co-PI), and Mr. Alvin Wade (Co-PI). Our demonstration trailer includes a seed press for crushing oilseeds like canola, sunflower, and soybean. This releases vegetable oil and produces a meal that can be used as an animal feed. We also have a biodiesel processor where the vegetable oil is converted to biodiesel through a chemical reaction called transesterification.
Oil seed press Canola meal from oil seed press
Biodiesel processor for converting vegetable oil to biodiesel.
Agricultural and Environmental Sciences