Biodiesel Research and Education Projects

The Appalachian State University Collaborative Biodiesel Project is a student-led initiative that is partially funded by an award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The project is developing a closed loop biodiesel processing facility that provides for its own energy needs, and recycles its waste products. The project's goal is to create a sustainable biodiesel processor model that can be easily replicated by others.

This project, along with other biofuels work conducted by faculty from the technology, chemistry and biology departments, is reaching out to regional farmers and entrepreneurs to provide the research and technical assistance necessary to increase biofuels production and use in the state.