Monthly Archives: August 2005

BLORT Awards

There is a group of folks in the ether who have dreamed up a new award to recognize those valiant souls from the backyard movement who have carried on throughout the most disgusting of situations.

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Biofuels and the Renewable Economy

Today I am giving a talk at the Southern Energy and Environment Expo in Asheville, North Carolina. It is an amazing three day affair full of everything from solar systems to rain water catchments to biofuels. Here is what I … Continue reading

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Leaving Town

The Plant was abuzz today. Tami sprained her ankle and is on crutches. Girl Mark flew in early. The IRS came a calling. And the place was jumping.

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Old Fashioned Farmer’s Day

Come by and visit the Piedmont Biofuels booth at the Silk Hope Old Fashioned Farmers’ Day The County’s longest-running festival celebrates the Piedmont of the past featuring one of the finest collections of operating antique farm machinery assembled in central … Continue reading

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What A Way To Go

Tonight we traveled to Blue Heron Farm for a preview of Tim Bennett and Sally Erickson’s upcoming movie, What A Way to Go.

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Grassroots Survival

Today I spoke with Wendy Clark at the National Renewable Energy Lab. She’s the one who delivered a paper at the Society of Automotive Engineers meeting that reported NOx may actually drop in real world driving conditions.

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Filler Up

I’ve been thinking a lot about the filling station experience these days. Today we received our first Certificate of Occupancy for a massive storage tank at Industrial, and it is designed in large part to backstop our trail of B100 … Continue reading

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Coop Unleased

Today was an incredible day at the refinery. It started around 10:30 with a coop board meeting. We’ve actually started governing ourselves like a coop of late, and behave much less like a herd of cats.

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Energy Bill

I was sort of hoping that when the first Energy Bill died back in 2003 that would be the end of it. And when it was signed into law the other day, I did what I did on election night … Continue reading

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Status, Trends, and Future of the South’s Forest and Agricultural Biomass

This conference is designed to provide an introduction to the growing arena of biomass commercialization, and utilization and to the challenges and barriers faced in the promotion of the biomass alternative fuel source. Nationally recognized speakers from government and industry … Continue reading

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