Archive for August, 2010

Sep 8 Forum: Anchorage’s First Large Scale Biodiesel Plant

August 30, 2010

REAP, the Renewable Energy Alaska Project is kicking off its fall forums with a look at Anchorage’s new biodiesel plant!

September 8, 2010 6-8 p.m

Anchorage Museum auditorium, 625 C Street

Come hear how Alaska Waste and Alaska Green Waste Solutions’ large-scale biodiesel plant in Anchorage is turning recycled cooking oil into fuel for their fleet of garbage trucks. Opened in June, the plant is the first of its kind in Alaska. It is currently collecting about 4,000 gallons of used cooking oil each week from more than 200 restaurants, grocers and other businesses like the Peanut Farm, Lucky Wishbone and McDonalds.

Alaska Green Waste Solutions Manager Jeff Jessen will talk about the plant’s operation, plans for using the estimated 200,000 plus gallons a year of biodiesel and the benefits of biodiesel economically and environmentally.

More information at 929-7770 or

The forum is free, but RSVPs are appreciated.


Biodiesel at the State Fair – Sat Aug 28, 1pm.

August 26, 2010

Hey folks, I’ll be putting on a quick biodiesel/SVO song-and-dance this Saturday at the State Fair. Swing by the Valley Recycling booth on the purple trail and say hi!

Backyard Biodiesel 1-2pm
Saturday August 28, 2010

Valley Recycling (VCRS) Booth
Purple Trail, Alaska State Fair, Palmer.

Learn all about biofuels from Will Taygan of Arctic Vegwerks. He will explain the difference between straight vegetable oil (SVO) and biodiesel, and answer questions about using them to fuel your vehicles.

6th Annual Alaska Renewable Energy Fair.

August 4, 2010

August 7, 2010 from 11 AM – 9 PM • Anchorage Park Strip, Between I & L Streets

Don’t miss the fun! Held annually on the first Saturday in August, the Alaska Renewable Energy Fair is a FREE opportunity for people to come see for themselves how renewable energy and energy efficiency development is taking off across the state. Last year, more than 2,500 people came to the park strip to enjoy the live music, food, informational booths and and to listen to expert panels on a variety of topics. The fair also features a silent auction and a variety of children’s activities!

The Backyard Biodiesel seminar will be at 4 pm in tent 3!