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BARBADOS - Lester Vaughan School - Bio Diesel project

Date February 27, 2006 Compliments of the Nation News

LESTER VAUGHAN SCHOOL has joined the environmental effort into creating biodiesel.
The school's environmental club is collecting used oil for conversion into the fuel, which is a non-toxic, renewable diesel substitute derived from fresh or used vegetable oil.

The project is being funded by the Global Environmental Facility Small Grants Programme of the United Nations Development Programme, Counterpart Caribbean and Native Sun NRG.
Volunteer at Counterpart Caribbean and managing director of Native Sun NRG, Hendel Callender, said the project sought to educate the children on a greater awareness of the environment.

"We want them to be creative by not just getting the oil from just their own homes, but from anyone they come into contact with," he said.
Callender was speaking at the school last Friday during an oil recycling drive. He said letters were also written for the students to carry to companies asking them for used oil.
The goal is to have 300 students bring in 1.25 litres each for a total of 100 gallons a week. So far they have not met that goal, but Callender said it would take time to get them involved.



He said one of the things they planned to have in the future was a popcorn machine running on biodiesel.


Native Sun NRG will process the oil and sell the biodiesel. Part of the proceeds will go back to the school club. (CA)

 

 

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Cook using vegetable oil

Handel Callender indicated that the funds raised by the school would provide the school's environmental club with an income to undertake projects aimed at facilitating a more environmentally friendly attitude at the school.

At home and at school cooking vegetable oil is always available.

Collect vegetable oil

Callender pointed out that once the project gets off the ground, they intend to expand it to the wider school body and then branch out to other schools.

The oil is collected and containerised.

Bring vegetable oil to scool Collect and measure vegetable oil
Transport vegetable oil The project also has the potential to reduce the large amounts of vegetable oil that restaurants dump annually.
Process vegetable oil into Bio Diesel Any machine that uses diesel can use bio-diesel, which is not only non-toxic, biodegradable and reduces carbon dioxide, but has the potential to contribute to the saving of foreign exchange used to buy the traditional petroleum diesel, the price of which is continually rising.


It is essential to take the waste that Barbadians generate and turn it into a valuable resource or product.

Sell Bio Diesel
Receive income

With respect to the bio-diesel, Handel intends to focus on niche markets such as the fishing industry, given the severe effect petroleum diesel can have on the marine ecosystem and our reefs.

This makes sound sense.

   
 
 
 
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