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Ala. A&M Gets Help To Convert Cooking Oil To Fuel

Huntsville, AL – Two companies in Huntsville are helping Alabama A&M University with a project to convert used vegetable oil into biodiesel fuel to help run campus buses.

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama will donate about 100 gallons of used cooking oil each month from its cafeteria and a Huntsville business, Willbrook Solutions, has donated a biodiesel processing unit to A&M's Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences to produce the fuel.

The fuel will be used to operate buses in the university's transportation system.

Jim Bolte, president of the Toyota plant in North Huntsville, says the waste oil will be used to create 80 to 90 gallons of biodiesel fuel.

Willbrook Solutions is also sponsoring a scholarship for a work-study program for biofuel development.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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