Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Thursday, December 02, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
Had a great time at the workshop, which had attendees from all over the US and even one fellow from Argentina! It was good to meet all the people at Springboard and hear about their new ideas to make small-scale biodiesel production a reality for businesses, municipalities, colleges, farmers, and just folks who want to enjoy fuel independence.
And of course sampled some of their great beer. They are truly a leader in sustainable and green energy.
Monday, February 08, 2010
Thursday, February 04, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
Saturday, January 09, 2010
January 29, 2010
1 - 1:45 pm Tour site to preview 21 Acres Center under construction
2 - 4:30 pm Meeting at Sammamish Valley Grange
21 Acres will host a meeting on Friday January 29 to explore opportunities to partner on energy-related projects. You can download the invitation at the upper left corner of the 21 Acres homepage, which includes links for additional information about the 21 Acres Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living.
This is a meeting targeted to key people in business, academic, and civic communities. Join the meeting or share with others you think may be interested in partnering with 21 Acres.
RSVP to Brenda at: generalinfo at 21acres.org
And June 2, 3 2010:
COMMUNITY ENERGY ROADMAP INNOVATORS SUMMIT & WORKSHOP
Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue, WA
Register by Jan 22 to get $100 off
Friday, January 08, 2010
Be sure to watch the last video on that Sea Shepherd page above to get a sense of their mission to stop such illegal whaling operations. Also, see this video on the role the Earthrace boat was playing..
Tuesday, January 05, 2010
Friday, January 01, 2010
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Just wanted to add the trailer here. I've been heartened to see the interest in the DVDs from all over the world, including very cold places such as Iceland and Sweden, plus Australia, Jamaica, England, and even Bahrain (hey right in the heart of oil country!).
Saturday, November 07, 2009
And of course even better is using waste vegetable oil that's already been used to cook our french fries! Unfortunately there's not enough waste oil to supply very much of our fuel needs.. (Estimates I've seen say we could supply only 3 - 4% of our diesel fuel needs if we used all available waste vegie oil for biodiesel).
See my previous post from May of '08 discussing the unfair maligning of biodiesel due to confusion with ethanol.
Friday, June 19, 2009
Monday, June 08, 2009
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Read entire article on the Michigan State U study from Science Daily.
Meeting is Tues Jan 27, 2009 at 7 pm at 800 Second St in Snohomish, WA
Info: Ryan Hembree 425-388-7112 or email@example.com
Sponsored by Washington State University and Snohomish County
A story in the latest BiodieselSMARTER magazine, indicates that the latest VW TDI's may not be so bio-friendly- read the account by Jason Burroughs (of Diesel Green Fuels in Austin TX) : http://biodieselsmarter.com/
I found the story incomplete, since it didn't tell what eventually happened. You might ask him by posting a comment at firstname.lastname@example.org (you'll need to join the group first here).
Monday, December 01, 2008
"Based on December '04 to May '05 casualty figures (437 US deaths, 2431 Iraqi deaths, using the lowest published numbers), and Iraq's oil production that the US bought for the same period (3,304,000 barrels), and production efficiency of 50% converting raw oil into gas and diesel:
For those who only care about US deaths, that's 158,774 gallons of fuel per US citizen casualty in Iraq.
For those who care about Iraqi deaths, that's 28,542 gallons of fuel per Iraqi citizen killed in fighting in Iraq.
My wife and I use about 600 gallons of fuel each year. If we used fuel from Iraqi sources, we could drive 48 years before we're responsible for one Iraqi death, or 264 years before we're responsible for one US death in Iraq. Those prices are too high for me.
OK, "my" petroleum supply is from Canada or Montana, so why should I worry about Iraqi fuel? Because SOMEONE is using that fuel in the US. If I can use locally grown fuel sources (Canola grows very nicely here, and there's still abundant used cooking oil), that someone could be using the Canadian fuel, instead of Iraqi fuel.
I'd rather have a farmer's sweat on my hands than someone's blood.
That's my fuel philosophy in a nutshell.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
I've added the following class, which will include tour of my homebrewing setup afterwards- please forward to anyone you think might be interested... Thanks, Lyle
Brew Your Own Biodiesel!
Sunday November 23, 2008 from 1 PM - 5 PM
Learn all the tricks to making high quality biodiesel- See class description below.
Includes visit to BioLyle's workshop after class
Location: Lakewood Seward Park Community Club, 4916 S. Angeline, Seattle 98118
Class size limited! Please register in advance if possible.
Register at: http://biolyle.com/workshops
or by calling: 206-354-6802
More info: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
A hands-on workshop to learn all the basics to make your own high quality fuel for about $1 per gallon. In this workshop you will do titrations, make small batches of biodiesel with different oils, and learn the tricks to make quality biodiesel every time. We will also operate a small-scale "Appleseed" reactor during class. This system will be compared with the automated BioPro system which the instructor uses to facilitate fuel-making for a Bring-Your-Own-Oil type coop. The class will also cover topics, such as chemistry of the reaction, quality control, vehicle compatibility, cold weather issues, methanol recovery, disposal of wastes, and how to run a successful coop. Whether you just want to learn more so you can decide whether or not to use biodiesel, or you want to make your own brew, this class will help you get underway.
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Open to the general public…free!
Kick-Off Meeting will be held Monday, 6 October 2008, 7:00pm – 9:00pm at the North Bend Railroad Depot, located in downtown North Bend at 205 McClellan Street.
Then after, free regular meetings will be held 7:00pm-9:00pm on the second Wednesday of every month at the same location.
For more information including driving directions- contact Stephen Kangas at 425-503-9876 or email@example.com
Other Diesel Alternatives: Hype or Hope?
Are you curious about those other biofuels you've been hearing about? What is renewable diesel, green diesel, bio-crude, and sunfuel? How will these other diesel alternatives impact biodiesel and who is championing them? Get the low-down at Other Diesel Alternatives: Hype or Hope? Hear from a variety of speakers on this controversial topic. Get your questions answered! 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Seattle Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N, Seattle WA 98103. Cost is Free. Information at www.nwbiodiesel.org/
Friday, August 29, 2008