SFCC to hold biofuel awareness event Friday

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SANTA FE, NM – The Santa Fe Community College Centers of Excellence Biofuels Program will host a Biofuels Awareness Event including facility and equipment tours and demonstrations on Friday, May 25 at 10 am. The event will take place in the Biofuels Lab, Room 819 in the college’s Trades and Advanced Technology Center, 6401 Richards Avenue in Santa Fe.

“SFCC received a Centers of Excellence Department of Labor grant to boost existing training programs, making them more relevant to today’s green job opportunities,” said Randy Grissom, SFCC’s Dean of Economic Workforce Development and Director of the Sustainable Technologies Center.

Participants of the Biofuels Awareness Event will also learn about the new training schedule for the 2012 summer semester.

“We are very pleased with the diversification of classes being offered as part of the Department of Labor grant and the opportunities for interested participants,” states Luke Spangenburg, Assistant Director of the Center for Excellence Biofuels Program. “Four main production modules – algae, biodiesel, biomass energy-biogas anaerobic digestion and ethanol – will be presented as well as an OSHA 10 general industry for biofuels.”

The event will feature biofuels demonstrations in algae and biodiesel production along with a tour of the biofuels facilities and equipment. “The department has been fortunate to receive new equipment and supplies for our classes, labs and programs. We want the public and prospective students to be made aware of the quality instruction and facilities we have here at SFCC,” added Spangenburg.