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Spencer K
0 Decatur St
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the project

Smart Mule Urban Farms, a member of North Memphis Farmers Collective, has been collecting and repurposing waste vegetable oil (WVO) from multiple restaurants around Memphis for years. Our existing processing unit is a DIY-style home scale refinery built from recovered parts found around town. The fuel produced is used for our trucks and tractor that we use in our efforts to cultivate abandoned urban lots for food and habitat. 

the steps

Once the funds are acquired, we will purchase the biodiesel refinery to be used as part of the collective in order to futher our efforts to reduce the NMFC carbon footprint, provide healthy food, and repurpose waste streams in our city. 

why we're doing it

We are filling a need for locally produced, cheap, alternative fuel sources in Memphis. By doing this, we are recycling cooking grease, producing biofuels, and powering our equipment with a clean burning alternative.


Biodiesel Processor- $1250.00
Methanol- $500.00

SUBTOTAL = $1,750
ioby Platform Fee  $35
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $88
Donation Processing Fee (3%) $53



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