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Frequently Asked Questions

What does the CARES acronym mean?

CARES stands for the Centre for Renewable Energy and Sustainability.


What does CARES do?

CARES conducts research, development and demonstration of agriculturally based renewable energy as well as measures to lessen the impact of renewable energy production. CARES is also involved in outreach, training and delivery of course at the University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus.


What types of energy does CARES work on?

Our current focus is the use of biological resources from the farm setting as inputs for the creation of electricity, heat and transportation fuels.


Does CARES offer any services for potential renewable energy industrial partners?

CARES can complete fee-for-service conversion of oil feedstocks to biodiesel, provide building and design advice as well as other services. CARES can also partner with your company to complete specific research projects.


What is the difference between biogas and biodiesel?

Biodiesel is a liquid transportation fuel made from plant oil or animal fat that can be used in vehicles with diesel engines. Biogas is a gaseous product from the microbial conversion of degradable material. Biogas contains methane which can be burned for electricity generation or heat.

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