Monthly Archives: September 2005

Tailgate Party

Today slammed upon us like any other. We were beset with the usual issues. Trying to stay on the surf board as the wave changed its shape.

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Control Room

Every Monday at 9:00 we meet in the tiny conference room at Industrial and attempt to get clear on our marching orders for the week.

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Robertson Program Seminar Series: Energy in Transition

Co-sponsored by: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Duke University Join us to hear five experts’ takes on the impending transition in energy supply and consumption, and how that transition will impact our economy, our environment, and our society. … Continue reading

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Swept Away

I can’t possibly cover this week in-depth. It’s Energy Independence Days in the Triangle, and it makes Earth Week look like a walk in the park.

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Solar Thermal Performance

Jess and her friends passed through last night. Like a flock of beautiful finches that arrives, drains the feeder, and disappears. In this case off to the beach.

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Some Numbers

I am an unlikely statistician. I am much better at rhyming than adding and I prefer poetry to equations. But the State Energy Office requested a feasibility study from us, and one of the questions that arose was about fuel … Continue reading

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Getting a Sticker

We are programmed from an early age to work hard for stickers. We get stickers when we get all of our spelling words right. We get stickers when we don’t wet the bed. And today Piedmont Biofuels got a sticker … Continue reading

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SURGE Party

Tonight we headed to a house party in Chapel Hill that was held in the name of SURGE. That would be: Students United for a Responsible Global Environment.

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Trucker’s Lounge

Once again our fuel terminal is full. Today Leif and I took delivery of another tanker load of fuel, this time B100 like the good old days.

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Fill-er-up? – on vegetable oil

A funny thing happened a couple of weeks back at the Pittsboro farm that is home to Piedmont Biofuels: The phones started ringing off the hook, and they haven’t stopped.

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