Tennessee State University’s New Workshop on Wheels

The Agricultural Research and Education Center at Tennessee State University, the historically Black educational institution in Nashville, is going on the road to teach the state’s farmers how to produce biodiesel fuel.


The “workshop on wheels” travels to farm communities across the state and shows farmers how they can use between 1 percent and 3 percent of their total acreage to produce enough biodiesel fuel to power all their farm machinery for the year. The process uses canola seeds that are pressed for their oil. The biodiesel fuel can be processed significantly cheaper than buying fuel from traditional suppliers. And what is left over from the canola fuel-making process can be used as animal feed.

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