Final Chapter: Butter Sculpture to Biodiesel
The centerpiece of the New York State Fair, the butter sculpture, is now biodiesel.
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About 900 pounds of butter goes into making the very popular State Fair Butter Sculpture. This year's sculpture depicted the nursery rhyme "Hey Diddle Diddle" complete with a cow jumping over the moon, a laughing dog and the dish running away with the spoon.
Now the once-sculpted butter is 96 gallons of biodiesel fuel being used in the ESF vehicle fleet.
SUNY ESF students, under the direction of Dr. Christopher Nomura, brought the butter back to campus where it was warmed into liquid form, cleaned up and put into the processor.
For health reasons, none of the butter used in the sculpture can be given away to be eaten.
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