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March 18, 2022

Blythewood High School unveils expanded biodiesel production lab

BLYTHEWOOD, S.C. (WIS) – Blythewood High School unveiled its newly expanded biodiesel production laboratory on Friday, which Richland School District Two hopes will help power the district into the future.

Through the Bengal Biodiesel Laboratory, students take donated cooking oil, filter it and process it into fuel that can be used in diesel engines.

The lab is run through a chemistry course at the high school that has been in place for five years. With the expansion, the lab has significantly scaled up its operations.

Will Epps, a Blythewood High chemistry teacher, had the idea for the programs. He works as a chemist over the summer, and noticed a high turnover at labs. He wanted to find a way to train his students to enter the STEM jobs of tomorrow.

[read more | source: WIS TV]

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