Monthly Archives: April 2004

Tanker Trip

Our tanker has been freshly painted. All we had to do was pick it up. It weighs 23000 pounds, which means anyone can drive it, without a Commercial Driver’s LicenseĆ³as long as it is not loaded with fuel. Leif was … Continue reading

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First Ride of the Salad Spinner

A couple of years ago, when the Biofuels program down at the college was in its infancy, the whole class was involved in the “design” of our first reactor. People were enthusiastic. Ideas swirled about in abundance. And the junk … Continue reading

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Wood, Fuel, Eggs, Garlic

I had a chance to go out to the message boards and relevant blogs tonight, and there was an entry on Kumar’s Fueled for Thought that caught my interest. He had a reader post:

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Keeping Our Powder Dry

Our tanker has been making the rounds. Not to paying coop customers, but to expensive stops along the way. First stop: Chatham Alignment, the local diesel expert. Second stop: Noble Oil Services for a tank and hose cleaning. Next stop, … Continue reading

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Juan Williams

Tonight I jumped into the Jetta with Tami and traveled to downtown Raleigh for an evening with our local NPR regulars, and a guest appearance and speech by Juan Williams. I have to say at the outset that I am … Continue reading

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The Price of Meat

Biodiesel has been getting local headlines for the past couple of weeks, the effects of which are showing up in our email boxes.

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State Energy Office

Yesterday morning I fought my way from Chatham County to deep inside Raleigh’s beltline for an 8:30 meeting at our State Energy Office. I must confess I was expecting opulence. I’ve been to parties at the Governor’s mansion, and to … Continue reading

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Seal Hunt/ Red Meat

Tonight Canada’s “increased” seal hunt made All Things Considered. No longer a minute headline on the BBC in the middle of the night. The full blown story. The harvest this year has been increased to 350,000 seals, from a renewed … Continue reading

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Seal Hunt

I notice the baby seal hunt is on again in Newfoundland. I just heard a blurb on the BBC saying that the hunt had started, and that environmental groups were busy taking out advertisements in national newspapers etc. The hunt … Continue reading

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First Press Release

Rachel is having a party. She is summoning all of the graduates of her Biofuels program to a potluck down at the College, and she plans on having our newly road worthy, newly cleaned, newly painted, and newly filled tanker … Continue reading

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