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Learn About Small-Scale Biodiesel Production and Diesel Vehicle Vegetable Conversion at Morrisville State College Renewable Energy Training Center

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. —Morrisville State College’s Renewable Energy Training Center (RETC) is hosting a two-day workshop on Small-Scale Biodiesel Production and Diesel Vehicle Veggie Conversion, June 11-12 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Morrisville State College RETC in Shannon Hall.

The workshop is an introduction to small-scale batch biodiesel production and diesel automobile modifications for all-season use of waste vegetable oil and biodiesel.

Topics will include advantages, disadvantages, and other practical considerations of biodiesel and waste vegetable oil (WVO) as fuels for diesel engines. Participants will run a 50-gallon batch of biodiesel using the RETC’s biodiesel processor (bring a can, take some home).

During the workshop, participants will also modify a vehicle for WVO conversion.

Tuition is $450 with scholarships available to offset costs. Participants will earn 14 PDH and 1.4 CEU.

Call 315-684-6391 or visit for more information and scholarship details or to register online.

Morrisville State College’s RETC is a multi-county alliance of employers, training providers, economic development partners and K-12 schools to address the long- and short-term needs of New York state’s high-growth, high-demand renewable energy sector. It is funded in part, by a grant under the President’s Community-Based Job Training Grant Initiative administered by the United States Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration.
Morrisville State College, one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, offers more than 80 bachelor and associate degrees and options.

The Morrisville State College Norwich Campus offers associate degree programs in accounting, business, computer systems technology, office administration, liberal arts transfer, nursing, early childhood, criminal justice and human services to south central New York residents and employers. Students may also apply coursework to other associate or bachelor degrees at the Morrisville campus.

Morrisville State College is an EEO/AA employer.