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Maria "Girl Mark" Alovert is promoting a biodiesel-related slideshow presentation/lecture in San Francisco that will delve deep into the possibilities of using algae to make the biofuel. The class will be taught by algae researcher Jon Meuser, Ph.D. Candidate in the Division of Environmental Science and Engineering, Colorado School of Mines on January 9th from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Artists' Television Access. The best part: it's free.

Do you have leftover oil from the last time you deep fried a turkey and want to use it to power your car? Do you want to be one of those people who picks up waste vegetable oil from outside the back door of restaurants? If yes, and you live in (or are willing to travel to) California, North or South Carolina or Florida this fall, then get ready to learn to make biodiesel from the master. Maria "Mark" Alovert has been on the forefront of the homebrew biodiesel movement for many years now (her hom

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