This project would be aimed at getting necessary equipment, supplies, and personnel to enhance the biofuel component of the Biomanufacturing laboratory. Biofuel production during the Biotechnology Lab Assistant Certificate is one of our most popular projects but there are few opportunities for them to continue developing their biofuels skills in the higher certificates. In order to maintain and increase success and retention, we would like to provide opportunities for students to gain hands-on experience in all aspects of biofuel production. Students will learn in a work-based manner to produce fuel starting with feedstock production (algae/plant culturing and transformation techniques) to extraction, refining, and testing. The ultimate goal each semester long project is for students to grow their own fuel and run it in a diesel engine. This proposal is to obtain the equipment, supplies, and personnel necessary to set-up biofuel production at SAC. This will include algae culture and transformation equipment at both laboratory and production scales, oil extraction equipment, a biodiesel refinery, and testing equipment. In addition, equipment and supplies, this proposal is also to hire a lab coordinator to receive, setup, and maintain the biofuel equipment as well as coordinate outreach and recruitment.