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"Green Partnership

January 14, 2011


Dr. Amer AbuGhazalah was awarded at $51,000 grant from the University’s “Green Fund” to partner with the dining halls on campus in an effort to convert used canola oil to biodiesel and cattle feed.  The dining facilities produce about 200 gallons of waste oil weekly.  The project explores the recycling of waste oil to produce fuel for the campus fleet and farm equipment and also to study the glycerol by-product from biodiesel production as a substitute for corn in livestock rations.  To learn about other “green projects, “ follow the link to the story below.