One of the godparents of the homemade biodiesel
movement in the United States, Girl Mark, is helping to organize a conference
on effectively building and running a pure biodiesel (B100) co-op. Biodiesel co-ops, which I briefly mentioned yesterday
, are a great way to produce biodiesel locally, but take a lot of work. The "Local Biodiesel" conference promises to get into the nuts and bolts of making a local biodiesel co-op effective. As Girl Mark wrote in a message
posted to a yahoo group, "We are trying to present presentations based on actual experiences, rather than theory about how groups should be run."
The conference costs $60 and runs the weekend of July 14-16 at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Co near Denver. Registration deadline is July 7 (earlier if you need a dorm room).