McDonalds owner donates cogen equipment to US university

The owners of a McDonald’s restaurant in the US have donated $273,000 in cogeneration equipment to a university engineering department as part of a charity drive.

As reported on the ValpoLife local news outlet, Glenn and Sam Lubeznik of La Porte, Indiana donated the equipment to Purdue University’s Northwest College of Engineering and Sciences.

The cogeneration system, which was used at the restaurant, will be installed on campus and will offer engineering students practical experience working with a state-of-the-art system, ValpoLife said.

Chris Holford, dean of the college, was quoted as saying that the school is “excited and grateful” for the donation.

“Having direct ‘hands on’ access to this level of commercial equipment is incredibly valuable for our students” and will give them a competitive advantage in the job market, he said, adding that the system will allow the university to offer courses such as Alternative Energy and Thermofluids.

Donor Sam Lubeznik said: “I believe strongly in this technology and its potential to change the way our entire country addresses our energy needs. I would love to see this equipment inspire the next generation of engineering students from Purdue Northwest to make those changes. I hope that together we can make that happen.”


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