Tuesday, September 27, 2011, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
@ Phinney Community Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98103
Are local and state governments using biodiesel fuel to lower their carbon footprints? If so, who is using biodiesel fuel, how much are they using, and whom are they purchasing from? How are these decisions made and why?
Ever wonder what cars can run biodiesel? Will the 2011 cars work with biodiesel? Do you need to make modifications? Can you get a diesel smart car? A small truck? Do you need to do anything special to your car in the winter? Can you buy an old Mercedes diesel and run biodiesel in it?
The NW Biodiesel Network is hosting its first Biodiesel Car Show and Education Forum focused on mechanical issues on Saturday, August 20, from 12-3 pm. We will have cars there for you to view and experts there to answer your questions.
NW Biodiesel Network (www.nwbiodiesel.org)
Tuesday, July 26, 2011, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
@ Phinney Community Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N, Seattle WA 98103
Feedstock and Agricultural Issues
What role do feedstocks and agricultural issues play in the food and fuel debate? How do they affect sustainable biofuels production, and agriculture and farm policy? Are they part of a sound environmental policy? An energy policy? Can we grow sufficient feedstocks to displace petroleum?
Biofuels have been blamed for high commodity prices, food shortages, rain forest destruction, bad agricultural policies worldwide, and environmental disaster. Understanding the issues surrounding biofuels is critical to making rational decisions about our future energy policy and determining if they are truly a valid fossil fuels alternative.