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.
Shantz 501a (Professor Office)
Department of Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering