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by STACEY DANZUSO | December 18, 2002
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG - As Fulton Farm Manager Matt Steiman turns on an irrigation pump fueled with biodiesel, the faint scent of greasy french fries wafts from the machinery. Steiman is experimenting with alternative fuel sources, including biodiesel, which is created by a chemical reaction among methanol, lye and leftover vegetable oil from the Wilson College dining hall. "We're excited about the possibility of generating our own renewable fuel produced from a waste product produced here," Steiman said.
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by DAVE McMILLION | January 24, 2005
charlestown@herald-mail.com LEETOWN, W.Va. - What do Cam Tabb and country music star Willie Nelson have in common? They both spark images of the country, but that's not it. They both care about a little bean. The Jefferson County farmer and the popular singer are pushing a new fuel that not only is easier on the environment, but makes engines hum. It's called biodiesel, and it is made by mixing diesel fuel with soybean oil. Because the fuel contains more oxygen, it burns cleaner, said Lyle Tabb IV, Cam Tabb's son. That not only means good news for the environment, but it's good news for vehicles like the ones the Tabbs are running on the fuel.
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by DON AINES | September 29, 2006
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - America has a big appetite for foreign oil, but Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Kathleen A. McGinty says the state has a plan to add more homegrown energy to its diet. The PennSecurity Fuels Initiative was a project to encourage the use of renewable energy that McGinty outlined during a speech Thursday at Wilson College. The goal is to produce 900 million gallons of transportation fuels a year within the next decade, she said. "We would grow and use the same amount of fuel we currently import from the Persian Gulf," McGinty told a group of about 60 students and area residents.
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By ROBERT SNYDER | April 30, 2006
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. One whiff of funnel cakes and Cort Grubb and Mandy Chapman knew there might be a future for biodiesel. The Musselman High School 10th-graders spent three days in November 2005 riding in circles atop a farm tractor behind Chapman's Berkeley County, W.Va., home to test a theory that an even mixture of corn oil and diesel fuel would perform better than diesel fuel alone. Filling an extra fuel tank attached to the tractor with a half-gallon of diesel fuel, a 50/50 mixture of the fuel and oil and lastly, the oil alone, at the start of each day's trial, the students rode together on a 194-meter track to test their hypothesis.
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November 2, 2009
INDIANAPOLIS -- Members of the Boonsboro High School FFA chapter attended the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis Oct. 21 to 24.  Kayla Eury and Erin Canfield competed in the Agriscience Fair in the engineering category with their project about biodiesel titled "Going Green with Biodiesel. "  They received a silver medal.  Ashlee Kline and Eric Kline competed in the Agriscience Fair in the zoology category with their project about chickens. They received a bronze medal.
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June 27, 2006
SHIREMANSTOWN, Pa. - Race Miner is not afraid to take risks. Three years ago, he learned that cars could possibly run on vegetable oil. Intrigued, he put everything on the line to start up a business based on this idea. The product is biodiesel, a diesel replacement fuel made from vegetable oils, recycled cooking greases or animal fats. Recognizing there might be a market for this product in their native Pennsylvania, Miner and his wife Allison returned to Cumberland County from Colorado to further investigate.
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by DON AINES | September 16, 2006
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. - Six students from Messiah College in Grantham, Pa., sat in a circle with Bob Swaim Friday afternoon discussing the operation of a ConferenceBike as they pedaled it around a Wilson College parking lot. "It's a piece of art. It's a piece of engineering," Swaim said of the cycle for seven. Its practicality can be argued, but the design's attention-grabbing quality is beyond doubt. Swaim, of Coopersburg, Pa., brought examples from his collection of 200 unusual people-powered vehicles to Wilson for the second biennial Richard Alsina Fulton Conference on Sustainability, the theme of which is "Life After Cheap Oil: Sustainable Solutions to Global Crises.
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By DON AINES | November 30, 1999
Six students from Messiah College in Grantham, Pa., sat in a circle with Bob Swaim Friday afternoon discussing the operation of a ConferenceBike as they pedaled it around a Wilson College parking lot. "It's a piece of art. It's a piece of engineering," Swaim said of the cycle for seven. Its practicality can be argued, but the design's attention-grabbing quality is beyond doubt. Swaim, of Coopersburg, Pa., brought examples from his collection of 200 unusual people-powered vehicles to Wilson for the second biennial Richard Alsina Fulton Conference on Sustainability, the theme of which is "Life After Cheap Oil: Sustainable Solutions to Global Crises.
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August 13, 2006
Washington County Board of Education Wellness plan The Washington County Board of Education on Aug. 8 voted 4-0 to approve a wellness plan for the school system. The plan has guidelines for the types of food and beverages available to students at school, and the type and frequency of physical activity. Nutrition and health education are included. President W. Edward Forrest - Absent Vice President Jacqueline B. Fischer - Yes Paul W. Bailey - Yes Roxanne R. Ober - Yes Wayne D. Ridenour - Yes Bernadette M. Wagner - Absent Russell F. Williams - Absent Washington County Commissioners Biodiesel facilty The Washington County Commissioners on Aug. 8 unanimously endorsed a state grant of up to $42,000, and agreed to contribute up to $18,000 toward a feasibility study on building a proposed biodiesel facility in the county.
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by BONNIE H. BRECHBILL | July 24, 2005
bonnieb@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa.-Matt Steiman doesn't have to go to the gas station very often. His farm truck and his personal car run on homemade fuel, which he mixes up in a 50-gallon vat at the cost of about $1 per gallon. The truck, which has a full-size engine, gets 21 miles per gallon, and his car gets 40 mpg, about the same as they would get on gasoline. More important than the savings, though, Steiman said, "is the feeling of making your own fuel and driving away with it. " On Saturday, he showed other people how to do the same thing.
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November 2, 2009
INDIANAPOLIS -- Members of the Boonsboro High School FFA chapter attended the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis Oct. 21 to 24.  Kayla Eury and Erin Canfield competed in the Agriscience Fair in the engineering category with their project about biodiesel titled "Going Green with Biodiesel. "  They received a silver medal.  Ashlee Kline and Eric Kline competed in the Agriscience Fair in the zoology category with their project about chickens. They received a bronze medal.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | January 27, 2008
WASHINGTON COUNTY - Investors who plan to build a biodiesel plant in Washington County estimate it will crush 21 million bushels of soybeans a year to produce 30 million gallons of clean fuel. To do that, Chesapeake Biodiesel must reach well beyond the region. The total 2006 soybean production in Maryland was 16 million bushels, Maryland Department of Agriculture spokeswoman Sue duPont said. A large percentage - possibly more than half - goes to the poultry industry, she said.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | January 26, 2008
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Investors who plan to build a biodiesel plant in Washington County estimate it will crush 21 million bushels of soybeans a year to produce 30 million gallons of clean fuel. To do that, Chesapeake Biodiesel must reach well beyond the region. The total 2006 soybean production in Maryland was 16 million bushels, Maryland Department of Agriculture spokeswoman Sue duPont said. A large percentage -- possibly more than half -- goes to the poultry industry, she said.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | January 4, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Students and staff at the Franklin County Career and Technology Center made biodiesel fuel that successfully powered a tractor-trailer engine Thursday. "First, we had to get used cooking oil, and then we had to mix lye and ethanol," said Robert Sellers, a senior from Chambersburg who is enrolled in the diesel mechanics program. The endeavor is a two-day process because some of the steps require hours of mixing, instructor Kevin Grove said. "We've been really interested in alternative energy here," said Jim Duffey, administrative director at the center.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | January 3, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. ? Students and staff at the Franklin County Career and Technology Center made biodiesel fuel that successfully powered a tractor-trailer engine Thursday. "First, we had to get used cooking oil, and then we had to mix lye and ethanol," said Robert Sellers, a senior from Chambersburg who is enrolled in the diesel mechanics program. The endeavor is a two-day process because some of the steps require hours of mixing, instructor Kevin Grove said. "We've been really interested in alternative energy here," said Jim Duffey, administrative director at the career center.
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by TARA REILLY | February 28, 2007
A consultant says farmers in and near Washington County would be able to supply the quantity of soybeans needed to run a biodiesel facility proposed for the county. Mark Soutter, technical analyst with Colorado-based consultant BBI International, presented the firm's study to the Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday. Chesapeake Bio-Energy LLC has been looking at the county as a possible site for a facility that would use soybeans to generate 30 million gallons of biodiesel fuel annually.
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by DON AINES | September 29, 2006
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - America has a big appetite for foreign oil, but Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Kathleen A. McGinty says the state has a plan to add more homegrown energy to its diet. The PennSecurity Fuels Initiative was a project to encourage the use of renewable energy that McGinty outlined during a speech Thursday at Wilson College. The goal is to produce 900 million gallons of transportation fuels a year within the next decade, she said. "We would grow and use the same amount of fuel we currently import from the Persian Gulf," McGinty told a group of about 60 students and area residents.
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by DON AINES | September 16, 2006
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. - Six students from Messiah College in Grantham, Pa., sat in a circle with Bob Swaim Friday afternoon discussing the operation of a ConferenceBike as they pedaled it around a Wilson College parking lot. "It's a piece of art. It's a piece of engineering," Swaim said of the cycle for seven. Its practicality can be argued, but the design's attention-grabbing quality is beyond doubt. Swaim, of Coopersburg, Pa., brought examples from his collection of 200 unusual people-powered vehicles to Wilson for the second biennial Richard Alsina Fulton Conference on Sustainability, the theme of which is "Life After Cheap Oil: Sustainable Solutions to Global Crises.
NEWS
August 13, 2006
Washington County Board of Education Wellness plan The Washington County Board of Education on Aug. 8 voted 4-0 to approve a wellness plan for the school system. The plan has guidelines for the types of food and beverages available to students at school, and the type and frequency of physical activity. Nutrition and health education are included. President W. Edward Forrest - Absent Vice President Jacqueline B. Fischer - Yes Paul W. Bailey - Yes Roxanne R. Ober - Yes Wayne D. Ridenour - Yes Bernadette M. Wagner - Absent Russell F. Williams - Absent Washington County Commissioners Biodiesel facilty The Washington County Commissioners on Aug. 8 unanimously endorsed a state grant of up to $42,000, and agreed to contribute up to $18,000 toward a feasibility study on building a proposed biodiesel facility in the county.
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by TARA REILLY | August 9, 2006
The Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday endorsed a study to determine whether it makes sense to build a biodiesel facility in the county. The County Commissioners voted unanimously in support of a state grant of as much as $42,000 to go toward the cost of the study and agreed to contribute as much as $18,000 in county dollars. The study is not expected to cost more than $60,000. Hagerstown-Washington County Industrial Foundation Inc. (CHIEF) will do the study. Chesapeake Bio-Energy LLC is considering several sites in the county for the alternative fuel facility.
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