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PCC receives biodiesel training grant

Published Friday, April 13, 2012

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A mini-grant from the Greenforce Initiative is providing training in biodiesel and ethanol testing procedures at Piedmont Community College (PCC). The grant provided on-site training at PCC for the use of the Karl Fisher titrator to test for the presence of water in biofuels. 
The training was made available to PCC instructors and students as well as those in other North Carolina Community Colleges.

The mini-grant was the second awarded to PCC by the Greenforce Initiative (a National Wildlife Federation and Jobs for the Future collective funded by the Bank of America Charitable Foundation and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation). The first provided assistance for PCC instructor Randy Durren to attend specialized training at the Shimadzu Training Facility in Columbia, MD. Durren teaches classes in biotechnology and laboratory technology, including the production and testing of biodiesel fuels, at PCC and at its Business Development and Entrepreneurship Centers.