GRCC offers course in biodiesel basics
March 22, 2010 · 12:29 PM
Green River Community College’s Continuing Education Department is offering a spring quarter class on how to process biodiesel at home.
The two-week classroom and hands-on learning course will be taught by James Burke, who has been teaching and producing biodiesel for three years. In addition to being an educator, Burke currently is working with the Engineers Without Borders organization and volunteering his time establishing waste oil biodiesel conversion units in Jamaica and Africa.
The course will include how to assemble, troubleshoot and maintain a biodiesel manufacturing unit, how to manufacture biodiesel from waste vegetable oil (WVO) and explore how WVO biodiesel manufacturing can create self-sustaining communities worldwide.
Classes will be held on the main GRCC campus, 12401 SE 320th St., Auburn, on Mondays and Wednesday from 6-9 p.m., April 19-28 and end on Saturday, May 1, from 9 a.m.-noon.
The fee for the 15-hour class is $119.
For more information, call 253-833-9111, ext. 2535.