Biodiesel topic of LSU AgCenter workshop in Rayville Aug. 27

Dr. Cynthia F. Pilcher, Van Osdell, Mary Ann

News Release Distributed 07/28/08

People who want to learn more about biodiesel are invited to a workshop at the Rayville Civic Center on Aug. 27.

Hosted by the LSU AgCenter, the workshop starts at 8 a.m. and will end at noon.

Dr. Bill Carney, LSU AgCenter environmental educator, will give an illustrated talk on biodiesel production.

Others on the program are Dr. Gary Breitenbeck, LSU AgCenter School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences, who will provide an overview of bioenergy, and Dr. Don Boquet, LSU AgCenter Macon Ridge Research Station, who will discuss feedstocks for biodiesel production.

“There is a lot of interest in making biodiesel,” Carney said. “There are also scams out there. We’ll help people sort through what’s research-based and what works and doesn’t work.”

The workshop is free. For more information, please contact Cynthia Pilcher at (318) 435-2903, or

More information about biodiesel production is on the LSU AgCenter’s Web site. Go to and search for biodiesel.

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Contact: Cynthia Pilcher at (318) 435-2903, or

Writer: Mary Ann Van Osdell (318) 741-7430, ext. 1104, or
7/28/2008 9:15:51 PM
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