A Jones County couple puts old cooking oil to good use in this week's "Going Green, Saving Green."
The pair is working on creating a non-profit organization to make gasoline with that oil. The process would help local schools systems reduce pain at the pump.Norman Agan says he is working to make a difference through his company Macon a Change. He and Jessica Alday created the organization, which mixes cooking oil with alcohol to make bio-diesel.
They use the concept to help save Performing Arts Programs in schools. "We were looking at what could really help our school systems move forward as well as our future for our environment, obviously it's something we've got to start focusing," says Alday.
Agan also adds, "Instead of paying $4 a gallon for bio-diesel we can actually sell it to non-profits such as schools and what not for about a dollar."
That's more than half the price in savings. Plus, it runs 75% cleaner than regular gasoline.
Alday says the pair's research shows a school system that runs about 200 school buses would save almost $1 million a year.
According to Alday if the Bibb County School System was able to save that much money it would mean huge savings." That would be roughly 20 teachers they'd be able to keep in classrooms," says Alday.
Plus, using the cleaner resource requires absolutely no changes to the school buses.
" There's no new fuel lines; no engine changes...nothing. It can be run in any combination with existing fuels," says Alday.
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