Archive for August, 2013

Mat-Su College Biodiesel Class October 2013

August 29, 2013

UAA Mat-Su College is offering a BASICS OF BIODIESEL AND VEGETABLE OIL FUEL SYSTEMS course for one credit in the University of Alaska System this October, 2013.

Make your own biodiesel, design a SVO-fuel system for your diesel vehicle, investigate Alaskan vegetable-oil heating options.  Proper lab techniques, basic vegetable oil chemistry and appropriate vehicles for conversion will all be covered.

Classes will be held at Mat-Su College, off Trunk Road about a mile north of the Parks Highway, past Mat-Su Regional Hospital.

We will hold FIVE 3-hour Classes on Wednesdays: October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 from 5:00-8:00pm.

Register directly through Mat-Su College at Course# RE A194F

Call the college at 907-745-9746 or instructor Will Taygan at 907-688-5288 for more information.

Full disclosure: I’ll be teaching this class. Veg On!


9th Annual Alaska Renewable Energy Fair – Sat Aug 10th, Anchorage!

August 7, 2013


9th Annual Alaska Renewable Energy Fair
Saturday, August 10th | 11:00 am to 9:00 pm
Downtown Anchorage Parkstrip

This event is fun for the whole family! Come enjoy local food and craft vendors, DIY demonstrations, informational booths, a text to win energy scavenger hunt, all new children’s activities, and 20 clean energy workshops. Admission is FREE and it’s guaranteed to be a great time!

Workshop topics include:
AK SeaLife Center Heat Pumps
Wind Power on the Railbelt
Cook Inlet Tidal Power
Easy Energy Efficiency Home Improvements

Also enjoy ice-cold Alaskan Microbrews in the beer garden, and hear live music from bands like the Super Saturated Sugar Strings, Tim Easton w/ Megan Palmer, and the Aloha Bluegrass Band.

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