Converting Grease to Gas

With the support of the Green Fund, UA students and faculty are converting waste cooking oil into biodiesel that can be used to power UA vehicles. Tucson-based Grecycle has been collecting used cooking oil from local businesses to produce biofuel since 2005 and is now serving as an industrial partner to the campus project. Students will learn not only the process for converting waste cooking oil into biofuel; they will learn important quality control standards and testing. Students and faculty are continuing to work on construction of the biofuel conversion center, located at UA’s Campus Agricultural Center.

Guide Code: 
GEG3
Location Information: 

Shantz 501a (Professor Office)

Funding Source: 

Green Fund

Groups/Entities Involved: 

Department of Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering

Project Theme: 
Energy
Informatics, Modeling, and Remote Sensing
Science Engagement
Urban Environment
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Year Started: 
2011

For more information, please contact greenguides@email.arizona.edu.