Madison Area Technical College (MATC), one of the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium’s National Training Centers, will host Introduction to Biodiesel Fuel from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 8-10 at its Truax Campus in Madison, Wis.

In collaboration with the Consortium for Education in Renewable Energy Technology (CERET) and the NAFTC, the hands-on course will cover the fundamentals of biodiesel with an emphasis on fuel production, quality control, engine performances and vehicle emissions.

During the three-day course, students will use the transesterfication process to create biodiesel, and they will perform measurements to determine chemical and physical properties of the fuel. In addition, participants will test engines operating on biodiesel as a way to evaluate performance and emission properties.

The class is designed for diesel technicians, fleet managers, chemical process operators and others with an interest in the technical aspects of biodiesel production and use.

The biodiesel course is made available with partial support from the National Science Foundation DUE/ATE award.

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