SEAKing biodiesel in Juneau.

December 19, 2007

Biofuels in Alaska is growing in fits and starts.

In Anchorage we’ve seen the AKPIRG feasibility study happen and then stall, and the WVO biobuilders group has come and gone. There is a small but growing group SVO/biodiesel enthusiasts linked by the Alaska Biodiesel and SVO Network.

Fairbanks has seen the creation of the Fairbanks Biodiesel Cooperative and some really neat WVO-based boilers in use (more on this later).

In Juneau, the Alaska Biofuels Alliance got things started a few years ago, but SEAKsolutions is the mover and shaker at the moment.

An organizing force behind SEAKsolutions is Anthony Destefano. Destefano, a diesel mechanic and biofuels professional is a veteran of the biodiesel-powered around-the-world EarthRace and a SVO-installer with Independent Biofuels.

They had a great write-up in the Juneau Empire, and are currently holding meetings in Juneau to create a biodiesel cooperative, and foster the Southeast Alaska biofuels scene.

Veg On!


4 Responses to “SEAKing biodiesel in Juneau.”

  1. Vincent Hayden Says:

    I’m interested in incorporating Biodiesel into my home heating system, which right now uses type 2… is it feasible? I’m a member of JPPP who is a group of citizens against AEL&P’s 24% rate increase. A group we’re interested in reducing damage to the environment as well as keep our utility cost down. So I’m checking this site out independently and will bring my findings to my next group meeting. Any information about how we can implement new technology in the system would be appreciated – we’re pro alternative sources of energy which are green.

    • Will Taygan Says:

      Yep, shouldn’t be a problem to blend in 30%, maybe more, maybe less depending on your particular system. There’s also Turk Burner and Babington Ball type heaters that allow you to burn straight vegetable oil, and not just biodiesel. There’s at least one guy in Wasilla who’s heating a shop with a Turk Burner based system.

  2. Lance joyce Says:

    Hey my name is lance and I managed a small plant in California this past year and have moves back to juneau for the summer. I am extremely interested in talking biofuels in Juneau. When and where are the meetings. Please let me know via my email. Thanks

  3. Will Taygan Says:

    Hi Lance, we’re still up and running in ANC, but I haven’t heard an update from Juneau in a while.. You might want to try asking on the alaskabiodiesel yahoo group.

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