Extramural Research - People, Prosperity and the Planet
2008 Project Descriptions
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EPA Grant Number: SU833506
Title: Comparison of an Engine Operated on Canola Based Biodiesel to an Engine Operated on Petroleum Diesel
Virginia State University and James Madison University students will demonstrate to small-scale farmers that biodiesel can be a sustainable fuel to use in their equipment. To accomplish this they will compare engines of electric generators run on diesel with those run on biodiesel and measure how quickly the fuel is consumed, tail pipe emissions, and engine wear with the two fuels in the hopes of demonstrating to small-scale farmers that biodiesel can be a step along the road to prosperity and sustainability.