TSU’s Mobile Biodiesel Education Demonstration Announces Spring Tour Dates

Dr. Jason de Koff (center), assistant professor of agronomy and soil sciences at TSU, shares bioenergy research with visitors recently. The mobile demonstration lab will be on display throughout the year beginning February 17. (courtesy photo)
Dr. Jason de Koff (center), assistant professor of agronomy and soil sciences at TSU, shares bioenergy research with visitors recently. The mobile demonstration lab will be on display throughout the year beginning February 17. (courtesy photo)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) – Tennessee State University’s Mobile Biodiesel Education Demonstration is going on tour. Live biodiesel production demonstrations will be held at five locations this spring, providing people across the state with an up-close look at the biodiesel production process and educational information on real-world production scenarios.

According to TSU assistant professor of agronomy and soil sciences Dr. Jason de Koff who will be leading the tour, the production of biodiesel fuel from vegetable oil is a viable process that can replace traditional fuel used in existing diesel engines.

“This process can go a long way toward helping ease the financial burden of fuel costs,” he said. “It is possible [farmers] could become totally self-sufficient in diesel fuel use.”

The five dates on the Spring 2014 tour are:

Date

City

Location

Monday, Feb. 17th Winchester, Tenn. Franklin County Extension Office
Wednesday, Feb. 26th Covington, Tenn. Tipton County Extension Office
Thursday, March 6th Dyersburg, Tenn. Dyer County Extension Office
Thursday, March 13th Wartburgh, Tenn. Morgan County Extension Office
Tuesday, June 17th Nashville, Tenn. Tennessee State University

For more information, visit the Mobile Biodiesel Education Demonstration website or follow the TSU bioenergy program on Twitter at @TSUBioenergy or on Facebook at Biodiesel Production Tour. To register to attend, contact Dr. Jason de Koff at 615.963.4929 or jdekoff@tnstate.edu.

 

 

 

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