Monthly Archives: July 2005

Energy Balance Revisited

Ever since Pimentel and company came out with another shot across the biofuels bow the net has been abuzz with arguments and counter arguments.

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Praise the Lard!

Rachel just returned from a teaching stint at Solar Energy International. She is about to jump (back) in full time at Piedmont Biofuels, and offered this guest blog entry on her return:

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Trip to Aurora

Today Kaitlin, Arlo and I drove to Bayview and caught the ferry to Aurora. Arlo was in search of fossils, one of his many passions, Kaitlin was in search of some adult company, and I was in search of Potter … Continue reading

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Return to Kilby Island

I have fond memories of this place. Tami’s Mom bought a house on this island almost a decade ago, and we have been frequent visitors ever since.

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Further Process Facility

Today Leif and I went on another “Feedstock Field Trip,” this time touring a plant that exclusively fries chicken.

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Tour Guide Barbie

In one of the Toy Story movies a group of toys find themselves driving around a giant toy store in a car driven by Tour Guide Barbie.

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Co-op’s new biodiesel station up and pumping in Carrboro

The lonely pump and tank don’t look like much.

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Splashdown

Vacation has ended like a wave crashing on a rock. And it has been hard re-engaging with “the most exciting renewable energy project on the Eastern Seaboard.”

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Small Wind Initiative Research and Demonstration Site Tour

October 15th (Saturday) Beech Mountain, NC To be held at the Small Wind Research and Demonstration Site on Beech Mountain, NC. This facility currently features six wind systems, ranging from 400w to 20,000w, that can be replicated for home, farm, … Continue reading

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Producing Fuels from Agricultural Wastes Course

September 27-30 (Tuesday-Friday) Bryson City, NC The focus will be on turning plant and animal waste into valuable fuels, such as, methane, ethanol and biodiesel. For more information or to register, visit: www.aquacultureinternational.org , or write: Aquaculture International, Inc., PO … Continue reading

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