A Proposal to Processing & Using Biodiesel (UC Berkeley)

Team Members: Jason Chee, Rebecca Wu, Don Mai, Nate Nuntaworanuch, and Ryan Petigura

School: UC Berkeley

BI Filler Photo-01One of today’s biggest environmental concerns is the emission of greenhouse gases and other harmful substances from the burning of fossil fuels. There is much need today for alternative energy sources, one of which is biodiesel. UC Berkeley dining services consumes an incredible amount of oil that UC Berkeley could both process and use as its own created biodiesel. Along with being a more environmentally safe and less toxic energy source than traditional fossil fuels, biodiesel could be economically viable and practical for the university. The applications of the made bio-fuels include anything from heating the dormitories to powering buses and other campus vehicles. In the long term, UC Berkeley could offset its monetary costs by promoting a more resourceful, direct, and community-based way of operating its systems.