A little over a year ago in Gainesville, Florida, the Alachua County Hazardous Waste Collection division purchased a BioPro 190 Automated Biodiesel Processor to make Biodiesel with. They already were collecting oil from county residents who brought it in and decided making Biodiesel to supply fuel to their fleet made sense.
They quickly garnered quite a bit of great press from the local media and the program became a great hit with county residents!
Check out this great article that they were featured in:
Sustainable City Network Article
From there they decided to expand the operation by purchasing a diesel generator that could be run on Biodiesel to power their facility. After quite a bit of research and a few calls to us, they found just the right generator, purchased it, hooked it up and started generating their own electricity!
Once up & running with the generator, they were invited to a local community event to feature their Biodiesel success story and bring along the generator to power another groups event.
Once wrapped, they set the generator up in a great prominent spot where it could be seen by all, fired it up, and the sweet smell of Biodiesel exhaust went wafting through the event bringing people to the booth to learn just how successful Biodiesel can truly be.
Talk about an incredible success story!
You can learn more about their great Biodiesel program here:
Alachua County Hazardous Waste Biodiesel Production Website
Official Alachua County Press Release on their program
Local TV News Story featuring their Biodiesel program
We’d like to congratulate Alachua County for their incredible Biodiesel program and will continue to be watching for more great news! Keep up the great work!