Monthly Archives: November 2004

Women Pioneer Biofuel to Save Mother Earth

By Kristin Bender WeNews correspondent Women are pioneering the emerging biofuels industry. They are advocates for a new source of energy: Vegetable oil that cooked French fries is recycled to power cars and trucks and produce far fewer emissions than … Continue reading

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Biodiesel in Virginia

James Madison University in Harrisonburg is what they call a “commuter campus.” That is, if you want to get there, you have to drive or take a bus. Nonetheless is was a spectacular venue for Virginia’s inaugural biodiesel conference. Our … Continue reading

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Petroleum Displacement

Tomorrow we leave for Virginia to attend their first ever conference on biodiesel. Leif and Rachel are returning from Asheville, where they demonstrated biodiesel technology to and spoke to hundreds for people. I am speaking in Virginia, and in keeping … Continue reading

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Maiden Voyage

Tonight Zafer and I went down to the College to help put the finishing touches on the mobile biodiesel processor. Rachel was burning the midnight oil, doing a brake job on her Dodge to get ready to haul the unit … Continue reading

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Interns’ Journal

From time to time I invite celebrity guests to furnish material in the Blog. The first was Rachel’s wildly popular “Elsbett Workshop” entry, which still receives considerable traffic. That was followed by Kaitlin’s “Letter to the President,” which still holds … Continue reading

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Tour Batching

I can get tired of giving refinery tours. Since this project began, from Summer Shop to today we have given hundreds of tours. Some are to classes of students. Some to backyard brewers. Some to people who have never heard … Continue reading

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The Analytics Piece

Yesterday I was working on our Clean Technology Demonstration project (Our friend, Grant), and a call comes in from Matt at Blue Ridge Biofuels in Asheville. He wants to know about our tank truck, and about taxes, and I pace … Continue reading

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