Monthly Archives: February 2005

Office Downgrade

I thought that our office at Industrial was modest. Until today. Leif, Evan, and I share one phone, one fax, and some broadband in an abandoned control room. I have a piece of plywood over a steel frame where I … Continue reading

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Fire Marshall This Morning

I have an hour and fifteen minutes before I meet the Fire Marshall over at Piedmont Biofuels Industrial. Normally this would not be a problem, I’ve passed inspection many times, except this time he has an axe to grind about … Continue reading

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Feburary Weekend

Another Refinery Sunday has moved the coop up another notch. It always amazes me how when Rachel puts out the call, members respond.

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IRS Afterglow

As much as I would like to report on the many successful facets of the day, I can’t help but return to the letter that was sent to the IRS.

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Beans and Bananas

These are long lonely days at Industrial. I feel like I am sitting at the bottom of a very tall mountain.

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IRS Regulations

One of the main objections to biodiesel is price. Last fall the Bush Administration signed a bill that would offer tax credits for biodiesel. Big deal…

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Greg Pahl’s New Book

I must say I was startled to see the arrival of Biodiesel: Growing a New Energy Economy.

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SURGE Conference

Today Piedmont Biofuels attended a SURGE conference at UNC. Students United for a Responsible Global Environment invited us to set up a booth in their exhibit space, and address their conference.

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Last Day of NBB

Wednesday started off with a Biodiesel World Summit, which was mildly intriguing. The Canadians described the state of their fledgling industry and profusely thanked the NBB for their ongoing assistance.

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Day Two of NBB 2005

My day started off with a remarkable session entitled: Understanding the Impact of Raw Materials and Co-Products, led by John Campbell of AG Environmental Products.

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