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Biodiesel for out buses: Newport High School

Project Start Year: 2011 Community Focus: School Client(s): Jack Osier, Chairman of the Renewable Energy Program at ASU Newport

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Project Goal – What is the outcome/deliverable?:

Students presented their finding at the February Newport School Board meeting. They shared results and fielded questions. The board is looking into the possible conversion in 2012-13.

Purpose of Project – Who is the project helping and what is the project about?:

The purpose of this project was to discover the benefits of converting the bus fleet from diesel to biodiesel. Students worked with Jack Osier, Renewable Energy Chair at Arkansas State University Newport. They started by learning how to make biodiesal. They then looked into the health benefits, and finally the economic benefits.

Future Plans:

Students plan to share their findings with the Newport Major and Jackson County Judge for posslbe consideration.

Additional Information:

The studetns were allowed to use the lab at ASU to learn to make biodiesel. They then studied the health affects of diesel vs biodiesel and finally the financial benefits.

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