Monthly Archives: January 2005

Day One of NBB 2005

There are a thousand people at this year’s National Biodiesel Board Conference. My guess is that they expected around 750.

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Grassroots Biodiesel Movement

Tonight is the Keynote address of our Grassroots Biodiesel Conference. I plan to do some singing on stage as I introduce Larry Shirley:

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Out of Fuel Again

Three days before the Grassroots Conference this town is electric. Registrations have passed the sixty five person mark, with more and more pouring in.

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UNC Sustainability Seminar

I’ve been invited to speak to some students who are participating in the UNC Sustainability Seminar Program.

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Dirt Poor

Today Rachel and I spent the day with Dean Brooks. He’s the famous compost maker in Goldston who has given us occasional tipping privileges.

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Wood Management Weekend

For awhile now I have wanted our refinery operations to expand into “Bioheat.” Not only the home heating work that Bill Knighton is doing, but simpler than that: heating with wood.

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Larry Shirley Comes to Town

Larry Shirley runs the State Energy Office. I’ve been a fan of his speeches for awhile now, and I was dying to get him out to Pittsboro for a number of reasons.

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No Vermiculture Tonight

Worms do eat garbage. And they convert waste into valuable castings. And there is a worm market. And there is no good role for worms at the coop, or at Piedmont Biofuels Industrial.

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Fuel From a Dead Squirrel

I have to say that I am in trouble on this one. Sometimes when I am giving tours, or talking to the press, or making speeches, I sometimes say “We could make fuel out of a dead squirrel if we … Continue reading

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Silver Ghost

I was going to write an entry called “Heads in Beds,” because that seems to be what we have been working on lately. Rachel and I picked up a truckload of beds throughout the triangle the other day.

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