In a new Cornell University campus initiative, vegetable oil from dining hall fryers, animal bedding from campus barns, farm waste from university research, and other sources of biotrash will be transformed into fuels for use on campus, Laboratory Equipment reports. The Cornell University Renewable Bioenergy Initiative (CURBI) is an ambitious plan to use campus biomass resources to generate bioenergy. CURBI is a key component for the university’s Advanced Sustainability Action Plan and the Cornell Climate Action Plan–and campus officials say it could become a model at the state and national level. "CURBI represents a new chapter in Cornell’s efforts to promote a sustainable environment," says Stephen T. Golding, executive vice president for finance and administration. In addition to the operations and research-based facility, the program will be used for teaching and outreach to showcase cutting-edge technologies…

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