wkctcs building 300PADUCAH, Ky. (3/21/14) – A free science seminar at West Kentucky Community and Technical College will discuss a unique biodiesel development project in rural or underdeveloped regions of the world March 26.

Dr. Jeffrey Seay, an assistant professor of chemical and materials engineering at the University of Kentucky College of Engineering Paducah Extended Campus, will present “Development of a Sustainable Low Cost Process for Biodiesel Production in Sub-Saharan Africa” 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 26, in Waller Hall, Room 112.

Seay is the principal Investigator for a project designed to address the need for access to fuels for transportation and electric power to promote prosperity.

This seminar will describe the design of a promising prototype for an appropriate technology based process for the sustainable, low-cost production of biodiesel and its required raw materials from locally available materials and feed stocks.

University of Kentucky Appropriate Technology and Sustainability Research Group members who have travelled to Cameroon in Sub-Saharan Africa will participate in a question & answer session after the presentation.

Seay joined the University of Kentucky in 2008 after a 12-year career in the chemical industry. He is the current Chair of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Sustainable Engineering Forum and has won numerous awards in the engineering field. Seay earned a bachelor’s degree from Auburn University, a master’s degree from the University of South Alabama, and his doctorate degree from Auburn University, all in chemical engineering.

The WKCTC Science Seminar Series, established in 1985, is sponsored by science faculty members and was initiated to provide a forum for science-related topics not usually covered in the WKCTC curriculum. The series is open to WKCTC students, faculty and staff and community members.

For more information about the seminar, contact Dr. Karen Hlinka at (270) 534-3236 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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