I can see the meme of self-reliant Americans making fuel their own darn selves becoming a powerful concept in the media. After all, if “energy independence” is already a big topic, then isn’t taking that to an incredibly local level grist for small media outlets? Granted, making biodiesel at home is not really energy independent or self-reliant (the Appleseed reactor needs electricity, and the methanol and waste oil has to come from somewhere), but memes have a way of gaining traction, even if they’re not necessarily 100 percent accurate. The Daily Camera article also has an MP3 interview with Orrey about biodiesel.
[Source: Daily Camera, photo from Denver Biodiesel and is not of Orrey's processor, thanks to Joel A.]