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State College High School Biodiesel Project. Integrated Approach to Science and Agriculture. Partnerships. CTC Programs and Science Dept State College Food Service Dept PA Dept of Education PA Dept of Agriculture PAAE & NAAE PSU Extension, Craig Altemose

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State College High SchoolBiodiesel Project

Integrated Approach to

Science and Agriculture


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Partnerships

  • CTC Programs and Science Dept

  • State College Food Service Dept

  • PA Dept of Education

  • PA Dept of Agriculture

  • PAAE & NAAE

  • PSU Extension, Craig Altemose

  • PSU Biodiesel Team, Glen Cauffman,

    Wallace Llyod, et al


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Teacher Activities

  • PA Dept of Ed Equipment grant, $12,500 –

    Diesel Engine & Dynamometer

  • Alternative Fuels Lessons written for the “Marketplace for the Mind” website

  • PA Dept of Ag Rural Youth grant, $2,500 –

    Biodiesel Reactor & Supplies


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Teacher Activities

  • Biodiesel Lessons & concepts presented at the “Ag In The Classroom” Conference

  • Biodiesel Programming presented at the PSU Extension Educators’ In-service

  • Biodiesel Lessons at the NAAE / ACTE Conference in Las Vegas


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Biodiesel Lesson Packet

  • Cover and Six Lessons at:

  • http://www.marketplaceforthemind.state.pa.us/m4m/cwp/view.asp?a=3&q=151091


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Student Activities

  • Completed Biofuel Lessons & Labs

  • Built the Biodiesel Reactor Unit

  • Collect Used Café Oil &Process Biodiesel

  • Conducted tests using the dynamometer

  • Operated Ag Program’s equipment using biofuel & bio-fluids – Gator & Tractor.

  • Biodiesel Exhibit at the PA Farm Show – “Growing Greener” Section. $1,000


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Student Station A – Lesson 1

Molecular Structure

comparing fats, methanol & fuels

Processing Soybeans

Soybean meal, Oil & Fiber


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Student Station B – Lesson 2

Biofuel & Diesel

Combustion differences and emissions

Ag Equipment

How fuels and fluids are now used in the Ag Program


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Student Station C – Lesson 3

Biodiesel Reactor

used oil & methoxide converted to biofuel & glycerol

Washing Biofuel

removing soaps, etc from the biofuel


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Student Station D – Lessons 4&5

  • Blending Biofuels

    proper mixing of biofuel and #2 diesel fuel

  • Cold Flow Properties

    comparing temperature effects on biodeisel blends

  • Glycerol By Product -

    Fuel Pellets

    Composting


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Station 5 – Other Labs

  • Testing Biofuel blends using the dynamometer & calculating HP output

  • Checking Specific density of biofuels and fuel blends


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Project’s Future Goals

  • Provide quality biodiesel fuels & fluids for district diesel equipment

  • Continue investigations of alternative fuels

  • Integrate with Auto & Engineering Technology Programs

  • Enhance science, math and English learning activities – students & teachers

  • Grants, Scholarships, Awards


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Biodiesel Project – FuelingMinds, Machines & Opportunities!!!


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