First Meeting!

Hello everyone,

We will be hosting our first meeting / info session next Tuesday, Sept. 11 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM in CHBE 102! In the meeting we will be discussing our chapter goals for the year as well as gauging interest for project groups. There will also be a brainstorming session for the upcoming Build Day project! (https://www.buildday.org)

There are also two executive positions looking to be filled (VP Internal and VP Finance) and plenty of other ways to become involved (Social Media, events planning, etc). Hope to see you on Tuesday.

Thanks!

Jackson, President and Kevin, Vice President External

More Biodiesel Sales!!

UBC Housing and Hospitality Services has purchased their second tank of CHBE Biodiesel. Their delivery truck was filled with 100L of B20 produced by members of the CHBE Sustainability Club. To date the Biodiesel project has sold 300L of blended fuel.
The operators tols us that they “have experienced zero problems thus far” running the truck off its previous fill up of 140L of B20 in the fall of 2012.  We look forward to the next fill up in our ongoing partnership with Housing and Hospatality services.

CHBE Biodiesel on the Road


Biodiesel produced by the CHBE Sustainability Club was put into the tank of the UBC Housing and Hospitality Services truck today. This is an important milestone in the most recent incarnation of the UBC biodiesel project that the fuel has been put to use in a UBC vehicle.

The truck was filled up with 150L of B20 (20% biodiesel) produced in the Chemical and Biological Engineering department by a team of undergraduate and graduate student volunteers. The biodiesel was produced through the transesterification process from fresh vegetable oil donated by Allied Reclamation Services that was damaged in shipping and unfit for human consumption.The next phase of the project will see students producing biodiesel from waste vegetable oil from the Totem residence cafeteria. This will close the loop of waste-to-fuel on the UBC campus.

The Club thanks Housing and Hospitality Services for their continued support and looks forward to fueling more of UBC in the future.

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