PCC receives biodiesel training grant
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
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.