Wednesday, February 4, 2009

If College Students in Ohio and Pennsylvania Can Do This, Then Why Not Students Everywhere Else?

There is a heartwarming piece in Autoblog about students from Sinclair Community Cllege in Dayton OH and Dickinson College in PA making biodiesel for maintenance vahicles on campus using waste dining hall fry oil. Knowing the fiercely competitive nature of students in this country, I am sure that other Community Colleges and Universities would soon follow suit. I wonder, though, where this leaves colleges and universities in India, all of which have vastly more students than US colleges and universities do? In South India, a huge quantity of appalams and other fried stuff comes out of college and university messes. In the North, there are similar fried foods - couldn't colleges and universities there use the waste cooking oil positively? I seriously doubt if even engineering colleges in the country have any permanent program of this sort. If anyone knows of any, I would be glad to hear from you.

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