LWC Energy Academy Partners with Newcomb Oil to Make Biodiesel Fuel
Posted on Friday, December 16, 2011 [3:22 PM]
Students and teachers in the Energy Technology Career Academy join
FiveStar general managers to unveil a door window sticker and
information card that
will be placed at the stores. From left: ETCA teacher Ritchie
Hunley; student Sami Jo
Ballou; student Kara Rodenbrock; Chris Taylor of FiveStar store
No. 2242; Chris
Bragg of FiveStar store No. 2250; student Portia Roberts; student
student Jeremy Mackin; and ETCA Director Heather
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Lindsey Wilson College and
Necomb Oil Co. are joining forces to help the environment.
The Bardstown, Ky.-based Necomb Oil is donating vegetable oil waste from
its FiveStar gas station stores in Adair County to the Lindsey
Wilson Energy Technology Career Academy.
Students and teachers in the LWC Energy Technology Career
Academy will turn the waste into biodiesel fuel, according to LWC
Energy Technology Career Academy Director Heather Spoon.
"This is an exciting partnership between Lindsey Wilson and an
environmentally responsible company like Newcomb Oil," Spoon said.
"It's a great learning opportunity for our students, and it's also
a great way for a local business to make a positive impact on the
Lindsey Wilson's Energy Technology Career Academy works with
students at Adair County High School to prepare them for work,
college and citizenship by engaging them in project-based education
enhanced by community partnerships and focused on energy
sustainability and efficiency. For more information about the ETCA,
check out its blog: lwcenergyacademy.blogspot.com.
Energy Technology Career Academy Heather
Spoon collects vegetable oil waste from
FiveStar store No. 2250, 3100 Burkesville
Road. Assisting spoon is store general
manager Chris Bragg.