Mobile Biodiesel Education Demonstration

Demonstrating Biodiesel Production to Farmers, Students, and the Public

Check out our tour dates below!

Biodiesel trailer

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.

Seed press for crushing oilseeds                                    Meal produced from crushing oilseeds      Oil seed press                                                                                             Canola meal from oil seed press

Biodiesel processor for converting vegetable oil to biodiesel                                               Biodiesel processor for converting vegetable oil to biodiesel.

Tour dates for biodiesel demonstrations

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