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Converting to Biodiesel

In this video from Earth Island Institute’s New Leaders Initiative, meet Andrew Azman, a college student at the University of Colorado. When Azman suggested running the university’s buses on biodiesel, people were skeptical. But he persevered. He built a processor to convert used french fry grease into biodiesel, and convinced the university to run a campus bus off the fuel. Eventually, this led to all 13 campus buses converting to biodiesel, a commitment from the city of Boulder to use biodiesel in its fleet, and the opening of the first public biodiesel pump in Colorado.

This media is excerpted from Earth Island Institute's New Leaders Initiative.

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