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Facilitating the conversion of the transportation fleet of the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina to renewable Bio-Fuels.

 

 
Partnering with the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina , Engineering for the Earth, Inc. is working to retrofit the existing fleet vehicles so they can be operated on renewable bio-fuels.

 

Our organization is in talks the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, seeking a grant to assist the food bank with their goals of reducing their carbon footprint.  By converting their fleet to bio-fuels, the food bank will reduce the total amount carbon introduced to the environment from sources that were previously captured and stored deep underground.  Instead the carbon released from the combustion of the bio-fuels is the same carbons that were sequestered from the atmosphere during the creation of the oils.

 

The Food Bank has a fleet of 22 trucks which consume on average 64,300 gallons of fuel per year.

 

The 5 year project will develop a system the will allow the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina to reduce its carbon footprint, and reduce the reliance on fossil fuels.  Engineering for the Earth, Inc. will work closely to set up a collection, storage and bio-fuel production system on site at the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina's facilities.  Such a system will allow the Food Bank to make its own fuel from local restaurant waste and local NC farm products, making use resources that are found locally in Central and Eastern NC.

 

 

 

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