STARKE, FL – The Florida National Guard is recycling used vegetable oil to produce biodiesel to fuel maintenance vehicles at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, located in Clay County.

The used vegetable oil, collected at Camp Blanding’s dining facility in large drums, is transported to a maintenance facility where it is pumped into a processor and mixed with methanol and sodium hydroxide.

To view video footage of the Camp Blanding biodiesel production process, click here.

The biodiesel project recently captured third place in the National Guard Bureau’s environmental security awards program in the sustainability category, Clay Today reported.

The biodiesel program at Camp Blanding began in January of last year.