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

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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 retc.morrisville.edu 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.