Biofuels Program - Biodiesel and Alternative Fuels
SFCC wins Multiple Awards in the 2015 International Algae Industry Readers Poll!
- 2nd for Educational Institution
- 3rd for Algae Microfarm design: Nicholas Petrovic, an SFCC Graduate and founder of Apogee Spirulina
- 3rd for Cultivation Equipment: New Solutions Energy (SFCC Algae Base Station)
- Luke Spangenburg, SFCC director of the Biofuels Center of Excellence was named an Algae Ambassador! View full results here.
About the Program
The Biodiesel and Alternative Fuels Programs provide classroom and hands-on laboratory training to workers and entrepreneurs entering the Biofuels industry. Training is presented in one of five Biofuels modules: Algae; Biodiesel; Biomass Energy; Anaerobic Digestion and Pyrolysis; and Ethanol. The state of the art equipment collected in the biofuels lab at Santa Fe community College represents the current edge of these emerging fields and demonstrates how the different systems can be used to support each other in a bio-energy loop.
Vehicles: SFCC currently has two fleet vehicles running on our lab-produced Biodiesel; plans are in the works for more soon.
Classes include instruction in OSHA health and safety; entrepreneurial business development; and a look at the challenges and opportunities for employment and small businesses in these emerging green markets.
In the News:
A.I.M. International Readers’ Poll Sponsor Profile: SFCC Center of Excellence for Biofuels – Luke Spangenburg
Building Sustainable Communities – Green Fire Times
Algae Industry Magazine Interviews SFCC's Luke Spangenburg
The SFCC Biofuels Lab houses certificate programs, internships and workshops in areas including:
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With partnerships in workforce development, contract training, OSHA for Biofuels and renewable energy business development. Our partners include:
Sandia National Labs
Los Alamos National Labs
New Mexico Algae
New Solutions Energy
New Mexico Consortium
NSF Educational Outreach
NM-EPSCoR: Algal-fuels Internships
UNM, NMTech, NMSU
For more information, please contact Luke Spangenburg, Director Biofuels Center of Excellence, 505-428-1807, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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