Biofuel Demonstration Trailer

This College of Agriculture and Life Sciences project is the UA’s answer to the question of whether sorghum, waste cooking oil and algae are really up to par as sources of alternative fuels. This demo-trailer hauls a three-cylinder 700 cc 18-HP diesel engine and employs special computer software to help students compare diesel fuel to biofuel in terms of engine performance, efficiency, horsepower and emissions. The trailer is a part of several courses offered at the UA, and two Ag-Education students are being trained in using the trailer for demonstrations geared to Tucson-area high school agriculture and science classes. 

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Saguaro Hall Room 205 (Dept. of Agricultural Education)

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Green Fund

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College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Project Theme: 
Science Engagement
Urban Environment
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