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The Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) is one of the University of Kentucky's multidisciplinary research centers. Its energy research provides a focal point for environmental, renewable and fossil fuels research in Kentucky.

WKYT covers UK CAER's Gobble Grease Toss

clock November 29, 2017 11:51 by author Thomas

Yesterday, WKYT, Lexington's CBS affiliate, covered UK CAER's efforts to recycle used Thanksgiving cooking oil. The full story can be found here.



UK CAER to Take Part in Gobble Grease Toss 2017

clock November 21, 2017 19:36 by author Thomas

The University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (UK CAER) and other community partners will once again be taking a Thanksgiving leftover and giving it new life as a renewable fuel.

Fayette County’s annual Gobble Grease Toss will be held Friday, November 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Redwood Cooperative School, which is located at 166 Crestwood Drive, Lexington. Cooking oil will be used by UK’s Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER), with additional cooking oil recycled by Kelley Green Biofuel.

UK CAER’s Biofuels and Environmental Catalysis Research Group utilizes the grease to support its novel biofuel research program. Kelly Green Biofuel recycles some of the cooking oil to power vehicles here in Kentucky.

The Gobble Grease Toss is free for all Fayette County residents (no businesses, please). Residents should bring the oil in a disposable container with a lid.