KU Biodiesel Initiative

Majority of the equipment to conduct the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) tests of the biodiesel produced from used cooking oil has been ordered and received. Production facility began producing 100% biodiesel (B100) in September 2007. Since then, over 300 gallons of B100 have been produced on campus. ASTM test equipment will allow for the following tests: acid number, iodine number, carbon residue, cloud point, viscosity, methanol content, water and sediment, and copper strip corrosion. Other instrumentation will allow for oxidation stability and flash point to be determined. During the next quarter, all instrumentation will be received and that training in the ASTM methods will be the focus. The facility will continue to produce biodiesel. Discussions with landscape services underway for use of biodiesel in the tractors as a pilot program. It is projected that the testing will begin in January 2008. One additional proposal to the Kansas Soybean Commission has been submitted based on this project.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: Advanced Research, Advanced Vehicle Technology


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  • Status: Active
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    Office of Research, Development, and Technology
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC    20590
  • Project Managers:

    Johnson, Shawn

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Kansas, Brandy Lake

    Brandy Lake, KS   
  • Start Date: 20120510
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 31281

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01467620
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 3:36PM