Media Release

United Downtown Event Powered by Biodiesel

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 11:00 AM
ACEPD Biodiesel Generator

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Environmental Protection Department (ACEPD), in cooperation with the United Way of North Central Florida, is providing a 100% biodiesel fueled generator for the children's area of United Way's United Downtown event on Friday, November 4, 2011, from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

ACEPD’s Hazardous Waste Collection Center receives and processes waste vegetable oil from local households and restaurants to produce a high grade biodiesel fuel.  This  fuel is used to power a 20 kilowatt portable electrical generator that will be used at this event.  ACEPD staff will also be able to collect waste vegetable oil from participating vendors from the event’s food court.

Click to find out more information on the United Ways United Downtown events, or call Dana Newsome at 352-221-2800.

Click to find out more information  about ACEPD's waste vegetable oil biodiesel initiative, or call ACEPD Director, Chris Bird at 352-264-6801.



If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).