Final Chapter: Butter Sculpture to Biodiesel
The centerpiece of the New York State Fair, the butter sculpture, is now biodiesel.
Free QuickTime plug-in required
Copyright © | All Rights Reserved
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.
- New Book By ESF Professors Released
- Biomimicry Focus of Two-Day Event at ESF
- Mighty Oaks Soccer Teams Sweep Conference Championships
- ESF Celebrates Role of Field Science in Society
- ESF Education Helps Alumnus Launch Agritourism Success
- Princeton Review Ranks ESF No. 2 among Nation’s ‘Green Colleges’
- Beer Eases Final Moments for Euthanized Invertebrates
- ERE Major Tackles Wastewater Plan in Iceland
- 44 ESF Students Spend Summer as DEC Interns
- Paper Engineering Boosts Student through Semester Abroad
- ESF Alumnus Begins Peace Corps Service
- Travis Lecture Focuses on Restoring Giant in Galapagos
- Dream Becomes Reality for ESF Senior
- Summer on the Farm
- Workshop Highlights Role of Citizen Science in Battling Microplastics
Office of Communications
122 Bray Hall
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210