From Fry to Fuel Fund
Driving a greener tomorrow with biofuels
Georgia State is collaborating with Clean Energy Biofuels to create biodiesel fuel from recycled cooking oil used in campus dining halls! As soon as funding becomes available, Georgia State plans to install a large biofuel tank to supply clean fuel to all university shuttles and diesel fleet vehicles utilizing a B20 mixture.
What is biodiesel?
- A renewable, clean-burning diesel replacement that can be used in existing diesel engines without modification
- It is biodegradable, non-toxic and domestically-sourced
- Clean Energy Biofuels’ fuel meets American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) specifications
- Produced from waste cooking oil using a 115KW solar array electricity to power fuel production
What are the emissions benefits of B20 (20% Biodiesel)
- A bus running 100,000 miles/year reduces its carbon emissions by 14 tons per year
- That equates to roughly what ~1,000 young trees can absorb each year
- 10-12% reduction in carbon monoxide
- 10-15% reduction in particulate matter
- 10-20% reduction of hydrocarbons
- 20% reduction in sulfates
Why should I donate to fund biodiesel on campus?
- Creates more energy independence
- Decreases harmful vehicle pollutants which intensify climate change and have negative impacts on human health
- Biofuels are made from many different sources such as manure, waste from crops and plants grown specifically for the fuel which means they’re easy to source
How can I donate?
If you’d like to donate, please click here.