Monthly Archives: October 2004

Party at the Refinery

I have to say that at 5:00 on Friday night, when no guests had arrived, I was tense about the prospects of our first ever membership/movement/Piedmont Biofuels party. Arlo was on my shoulders, and we were in costume as Master-Blaster … Continue reading

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NC Sustainability Awards

Last night Tami and I attended the NC Sustainability Awards ceremony. The keynote speaker was Bill McDonough who completely blew us away. It was a sold out audience at the Museum of Natural History in Raleigh. McDonough has been billed … Continue reading

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Signal at the Refinery

I once did a grease run with one of the new coop worker members, and we fell to discussing the priorities of Piedmont Biofuels. At the time we were casting cement tubes to weld braces for the A-frame. And while … Continue reading

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Beyond Joy

Last night a fire breather stopped by to pick up a couple of gallons. His name is Beyond Joy, he’s from California, and we had a fascinating conversation. We’ve had belly dancers come to the refinery for B100 for their … Continue reading

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236 Gallon Day

Today was business as usual. Nuts. I started the day at work, lit out for a meeting at the Community College to discuss an expanded biofuels program, escaped to the General Store to do some writing, back to the College … Continue reading

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Syncing the Movement

Today was a Refinery Sunday like so many others, except we were visited by out of town guests Tim Turner and Adrian Boggs. Both are graduates of the Biofuels program at CCCC.

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What’s in it for Us?

You win some, And you lose some. Leif just put up a huge win by getting the Town of Carrboro to put in a B100 tank at its Public Works Department. And I just lost a round at the Jordan … Continue reading

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Typical Day

Matt and I retrieved the tanker from Shakori Hills this morning around 8:00 a.m. Around 1:00 Rachel and I headed to Asheboro in the Dodge with the Clean Technology trailer attached. We picked up two perfectly good 300 gallon tanks … Continue reading

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Night One (Again)

Tonight was the first night of this semester’s Energy Class down at the College. Rachel is officially co-teaching it with me this semester Which meant we were organized and had a plan.

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Tank Nerds

I’ve spent the last couple of days working on solving a very simple problem. Our customers need a way to move their B100 from our tank to their vehicle. Simple. If you have a couple of days.

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