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NW Biodiesel Network Monthly Meeting

Event Date: 
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Event Location: 
Seattle Phinney Center
6532 Phinney Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98103
United States

Food vs. Fuel
Does biodiesel production and use REALLY affect our food supply? What concerns are valid, and what lobbies are exploiting this subject? Were the high commodity prices in 2008 due to their use in biofuel production, or speculators manipulating the market? Soy is grown for cattle feed, and the oil is a byproduct. So isn’t using it for biodiesel environmentally sound?

Steve Verhey, Ph.D, speaks about this topic and provides insight based on facts, not hype. As Executive Director of the Cascadia Carbon Institute, and co-founder of Central Washington Biodiesel, both in Ellensburg, Dr. Verhey brings unique insights and perspective. The Cascadia Carbon Institute is a nonprofit think tank dedicated to educating policymakers, agriculturalists, industry, and the public about sustainability, agriculture, renewable energy, and global climate change. Dr. Verhey’s involvement in sustainable agriculture and energy began while he was a graduate student at Oregon State University. He has served as a consultant for a variety of national and international renewable energy projects aimed at using feedstocks from algae to yellow grease as sources of energy.

Get your questions answered! 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Seattle Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N, Seattle WA 98103. Cost is Free. Information at www.nwbiodiesel.org/.

Location

Seattle Phinney Center
6532 Phinney Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98103
United States