The University of Tennessee Environmental Photos at UT
 The Student Alternative Fuels Collaborative at UT

 

 

 

 

 

 

Created in Fall of 2006, the SAFC is a student collaborative between the       East Tennessee Clean Fuel Coalition (ETCFC), UT Biodiesel and the     Make Orange Green Campaign.

Contact Information

Sean Peterson

UT Biodiesel

cpeterso@utk.edu

 

Jonathan Overly
ETCFC
jgoverly@utk.edu

About the SAFC

SAFC  is a collaboration between the East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition (ETCFC), the UT Biodiesel Production Pilot Plant, Make Orange Green and students interested in alternative fuels. is committed to providing information about biofuels use on and off campus as well as the benefits and drawbacks of using biofuels.

We are very proud to see The University of Tennessee promoting alternative fuel use in such ways as:

  • Facility Services using B20 (20% biodiesel) in their diesel vehicles.
  • UT Biodiesel producing biodiesel from waste cooking oil from UT Dining Services
  • KAT bus's operating on campus using either B20, Propane, or Propane Hybrid Electric Trolleys

Biofuels news & announcements

  • Run for Clean Air is April 14th
    SAFC will be helping support the ETCFC and clean air in Knoxville.
  • What: Community event centered around a 5k (3.1 mile) run/walk
    What Else!: Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) showcase of 15-20 vehicles of five different fuel types; "Clean Air QnA" session with prizes; displays from multiple, major, local air quality champion groups collectively providing solid information on our air quality issues; hybrid "Ride-n-Drive" featuring 4-6 different types of hybrids now available at local dealerships, all for you to test drive in one place!; awesome awards and door prizes, and more!
    When: Saturday, April 14; registration starts onsite at 8am, run starts at 9am
    Where: Beautiful Cherokee Boulevard in Knoxville, TN
    Why: To celebrate the wonderful outdoor environment that we have in East Tennessee and raise awareness for work that is on-going to keep our air clean and clear! This begins with what community citizens can do to help, and that is what you will find here.
    Who: Anyone is invited to attend, or put together a team to participate!
    Cost: $20 preregistration (before 4/5/07); $30 registration thereafter and onsite. $5 discount for preregistered KTC members and preregistered teams of 4 or more.
    Awards: 3 deep in all age categories, plus several other categories!

 

  • Biofuels Collaborative Booth at Engineers day
    Sean Peterson and Jesse Dalton manned the Biofuels booth on Tuesday October 24th. Sean ran the booth and Jesse ran the clean air and disk golf trivia game. 
  • Sean manning Biofuels booth

Jesse directing Frisbee golf to win ETCFC prizes.

  • Make Orange Green - SAE Speaker Series
    Wednesday, October 4th at 3:00 PM in the         UC Auditorium. Join guest speakers Jonathan  Overly as they discuss the "Transportation Energy Crisis". Introduction by Dr. Loren Crabtree.
  • Learn how this crisis in global transportation energy affects you and the rest of the world.  Find out what we can do now to make a substantial difference in the next 10 years.
  • GUEST SPEAKER                                     

                                                                                                      Jonathan Overly is the Executive Director of the East Tennessee Clean Fuels Collation (ETCFC). Overly is a tireless promoter of Alternative fuels and well  respected expert on transportation energy.                        

    Jonathan Overly       

               

    Intro by

                                                                                                                                                                 Dr. Crabtree is the Chancellor

    for the University of Tennessee Knoxville.

     

Dr. Loren Crabtree    

 

  • UT Biodiesel and the ETCFC in the NEWS        9-13
    The Make Orange Green press conference was a complete success. The media turnout was great as was the student turnout. Thanks to everyone who came out in support of clean fuels.
  • UT news

    News Sentinel

    WBIR

    WATE - Video feed

    Daily Beacon

    If there are any other news or radio articles we missed please email us at scurran@utk.edu.

     

  • Make Orange Green - UT Biodiesel Press Conference
    Tuesday September 12th at 1:30 PM, Scott Curran will be introduced by Chancellor Crabtree to give a brief overview of the UT Biodiesel Production Pilot Plant. There will then be a ceremonial handing over of the first gallon of biodiesel by the student team.
  •  biofuels.utk.edu poster campaign
    We have developed very nice posters that complement the Make Orange Green campaign to show what UT is doing to promote the use of biofuels as well as were UT students can purchase alternative fuels.
  • biofuels.utk.edu station card campaign
    The station cards are a great way that students can interact with the population at UT and promote biofuel use. The cards can be obtained by contacting Jonathan Overly or Scott Curran, or by printing them off the website. Station Card link

The SAFC  is a collaboration between the East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition (ETCFC), the UT Biodiesel Production Pilot Plant, Make Orange Green and students interested in alternative fuels. biofuels.utk.edu is committed to providing information about biofuels use on and off campus as well as the benefits and drawbacks of using biofuels. We are very proud to see The University of Tennessee promoting alternative fuel use in such ways as: