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Examining waste cooking oil supply for campus biodiesel production and implementation Chan, David; Gomes, Cheryl; Howatson, Fraser; Hudkins, Jesse; Laesecke, Jan; Salvatore, Danielle


This study investigates the feasibility of already-­‐existing supply and demand of biodiesel at the University of British Columbia. A student-­‐led project operating under an Engineers for a Sustainable World chapter manages a batch biodiesel processing operation in conjunction with the department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. Currently, the group produces 60 Liter batches for distribution to housing and dining and services. The fuel is currently dispensed through a blend-­‐on-­‐demand station, which mixes petroleum diesel and biodiesel in concentrations set by the user. While current fuel demand is being met, there exists the potential to produce more fuel for the AMS. Disclaimer: “UBC SEEDS provides students with the opportunity to share the findings of their studies, as well as their opinions, conclusions and recommendations with the UBC community. The reader should bear in mind that this is a student project/report and is not an official document of UBC. Furthermore readers should bear in mind that these reports may not reflect the current status of activities at UBC. We urge you to contact the research persons mentioned in a report or the SEEDS Coordinator about the current status of the subject matter of a project/report.”

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