Thursday, April 28, 2005

Biodiesel in the foothills

For those of you who live in or frequent the Grass Valley area, farming supplier Ag Natural now offers biodiesel for sale. I tried the fuel recently (and brought some home for later!) and it performed great.

Buyers must "join" the store's co-op for the nominal fee of 50 cents, then you are free to fuel up. The fuel is stored in a large tote on the store's property, at 403 Idaho-Maryland Road, Grass Valley (just off the exit from Highway 20).

For more info, call Ag Natural at (530) 274-0990.

[Technorati tags: ]

Friday, April 22, 2005

Biodiesel booth in Placerville Saturday

Steve Bash will bring his biodiesel info booth to the El Dorado County Earth Day Celebration in Placerville on Saturday, April 23. He'll be able to answer questions about biodiesel, vegetable oil fuels, and how to free yourself from petroleum dependency.

The free event is at the El Dorado County Library, 345 Fairline, Placerville, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will also feature live music and poetry, food, llamas, raptors, and face painting. For more information, call (530) 620-4364.

He'll also have free literature, and books and videos available for purchase. Among them will be copies of "The End of Suburbia," the ground-breaking film about oil depletion and the collapse of the American dream.

The booth will migrate to the Whole Earth Festival May 6-8 at UC Davis. More on that later.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Legislative alert: Proposal to regulate waste oil collection

A bill has been introduced in the state Legislature by Assemblywoman Barbara Matthews, D-Stockton, to regulate the collection and transportation of waste cooking grease. The bill, AB 1065, looks as though it has been heavily amended in the Agriculture Committee. In fact its status appears uncertain at this time.

But any attempt to further regulate the collection of waste oil is troubling to home-brewers of biodiesel and should be watched carefully.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Welcome and stay tuned!

Welcome to the Sacramento Biofuels blog! We hope this becomes a useful place for anyone interested in biofuels in the capital region. This site will be constantly evolving, and we plan to add tons of resources to learn about and access renewable fuels, including local seminars, purchasing co-ops, classes and more. There hasn't been a resource like this before, and we think it will help bring people together and improve access to biofuels.

We welcome your comments and site suggestions. If you're doing something biofuels related, or hear about something in the area, we want to know so we can tell others. So please use the email links in the "about" box to contact us.

And please stay tuned!