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Run Your Car On Vegetable Oil- slideshow/ discussion about biodiesel fuel
Date Wednesday November 12
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
2530 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley
Event Type Conference
Organizer/AuthorBeck Cowles
Run Your Car on Vegetable Oil BIODIESEL A home-grown alternative fuel Wednesday, November 12, 7-9 pm, $free Ecology Center Bookstore, 2530 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley Join us at the Ecology Center Bookstore for a slide show and discussion about one of the most exciting alternative fuels today, biodiesel- a clean-burning diesel alternative made from vegetable oil. Like other plant-based fuels, biodiesel burns clean, is grown in the US- reducing our reliance on foreign oil- and is renewable. Best of all, biodiesel is available NOW, can be used in any existing diesel engine with no modifications, blends with petroleum diesel if needed, and performs almost identically to petroleum diesel. It can be purchased commercially in the Bay Area or can be cheaply ‘homebrewed’ using waste restaurant fryer oil. City of Berkeley runs a truck fleet on 100% recycled biodiesel, and a growing number of drivers use it in diesel cars. There will be a slideshow and a presentation by users, homebrewers, and distributors, followed by a discussion with you, the audience. We’ll have literature to take home, and a display of equipment, including a 'processor'. Bring your questions! Topics covered: Where to get it * How to use it * Making biodiesel * Biodiesel co-ops, clubs, and other community projects * Upcoming events * Sustainable production This event is a project of the East Bay Biodiesel Internship, a homebrewer co-op. The Interns recently completed a three-month course in homebrewing, and the slideshow and event is a sort of 'final project' for a few of us. Our primary focus is on local production of biodiesel.
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Feb 3rd, 2004 10:25 AM

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