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Biodiesel Car Show
Date Saturday March 27
Time 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location Details
Downtown Berkeley Farmer's Market

Allston Way between Milvia Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Way
(1 block from Berkeley BART)
Event Type Other
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::**::**::Biodiesel Car Show::**::**::

Saturday March 27, 2004 10 am- 3 pm - FREE!

Downtown Berkeley Farmer's Market

Allston Way between Milvia Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Way

Get inspired to end your petroleum addiction! Say goodbye to foreign
oil dependence and spewing greenhouse gases with a biodiesel vehicle
the like of which you'll see on display by the dozen at the Biodiesel
Car Show. Mercedes, Volkswagens, schoolbuses and fire trucks and more
will be there to show off the power of vegetable-based fuel. While
seeing, smelling and experiencing the magic of combusting grease in
state-of-the-art machines and classic rides, mechanics will be on
hand to demystify the diesel engine. The demonstrations on biodiesel
basics, production and troubleshooting your vehicle will satisfy your
curiosity about the nation's fastest growing alternative fuel at this
event hosted by the Berkeley Biodiesel Collective.

Biodiesel fuel has many advantages to petroleum diesel- its
renewable, recycled, non-toxic, biodegradable, and domestically
produced. 100 % biodiesel fuel reduces emission of greenhouse gases
by 78.3%, particulate matter by 55.4%, hydrocarbons by 56.3%,
mutagenicity by 80-90% and sulfur by 100%.

And this fuel can operate in any diesel engine without any major
modifications.

A little known fact is that the diesel engine was designed to run on
a variety of fuels including vegetable oil. At the 1898 World's
Exhibition in Paris, inventor Rudolph Diesel demonstrated his new
combustion engine-- running on peanut oil. Over 100 years later we
return to Dr. Diesel invention as a solution to global warming and
energy independence. The Berkeley Biodiesel Collective celebrates
Rudolph Diesel's birthday- March 18, 1858- with this car show with a
twist!

Saturday, March 27, 2004

Time: 10 am- 3 pm

Location: Allston Way between Milvia Street and Martin Luther King
Jr. Way, Berkeley

Costs: Free

Demonstrations Schedule:

10 am The Blender Batch- the basic process and chemistry of biodiesel

11 am Fuel Filter Change

11 am Diesel Engine Basics

12 pm Biodiesel 101- intro to homebrewing

12 pm Straight Vegetable Oil Conversion

1 pm Trouble-shooting your biodiesel vehicle

Free valet bike parking

DIESEL VEHICLES BY INVITATION ONLY. TAKE BART TO THE
DOWNTOWN BERKELEY STATION, BIKE OR WALK AS PARKING
WILL BE LIMITED
Info: Berkeley Biodiesel Collective

http://www.berkeleybiodiesel.org 510-594-4000x 777


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