Increasing Biofuels Production and use at Haywood Community College and Haywood County Materials Recovery Center - Haywood Community College
Haywood Community College is coordinating a county wide effort to increase the use of biodiesel in its fleet as well as the Haywood County Solid Waste Management fleets. Waste grease from county schools and public drop off centers will be produced into biodiesel, saving both organizations operating cost as well as a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. The project is funded by the Biofuels Center of NC which is charged with increasing both the awareness and production of biofuels across the state, in order to achieve the required mandate by 2017 that all fuel consumed in NC, 10% of that must be from biofuels. This project would not be possible without the Biofuels Center and its concerted effort to increase the biofuel industry in NC. Partnering organizations include North Carolina Community Extension Service and Blue Ridge Biofuels.