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Colorado Springs Biofuel Cooperative

$510 of $1,200 goal

Raised by 9 people in 37 months
Steven Saint-Thomas  COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
Support Colorado Springs's first biofuel cooperative! We can localize our energy and money with sustainable biofuel made from waste vegetable oil from local restaurants!

Here's the plan: The Colorado Springs Biofuel Cooperative (CSBC) will begin to produce biodiesel from WVO (Waste Vegetable Oil) using the open source Appleseed proccesser. We think using local vegetable oil to power our diesel engines is far superior to foreign oil or non-local corn or soybean oil.

This first phase will make use of energy normally thrown away -  waste vegetable oil - thus creating a sustainable, closed loop process from restaurant oil waste to usable transportation fuel.

According to state vehicle registration data, there are approximately 14,000 diesel vehicles in the county. Imagine the boost to sustainability for our area by creating new capacity to produce local fuel for vehicles! Once biodiedel production is off and running, the CSBC would like to expand into biofuel alternatives for gasoline engines.

You can become a member of the co-op now (any donation of $50 or more) or just make a donation to get the whole project going. Please peruse this website for ways to help and the various rewards we're offering!

As petroleum becomes harder and more costly to extract - and Asian markets willing to pay more to meet their growing demand - Colorado Springs needs a committed group of citizens who are investigating and creating alternative energy options. The Colorado Springs Biofuel Coop will be a strong player in alternative transportation energy in the Colorado Springs area.
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Update 5
Posted by Erica Sarro
13 months ago
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BIO AT LAST! We finished washing and drying five gallons of biodiesel made from waste restaurant oil. Kudos to Captain Jack for the expertise and Terry C. for the oil! Consider joining the co-op and/or sharing with all your diesel-driving friends!!
Let's test drive the first batch!
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Update 4
Posted by Erica Sarro
13 months ago
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Meral, Steve and Steve met up at Jack's to process 15 gallons of waste veggie oil into biodiesel. We have to wash it still, but Steve Moll (pictured) will get some to run his sit-down mower at Clean Air Lawncare!
Steve Moll, Jack Wallick, Meral Sarper!
Jack brews the test batch.
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Update 3
Posted by Erica Sarro
16 months ago
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Welcome to our new Bio-Guys, Terry Christianson (left) and Jack Wallick! With their expertise, equipment and huge stock of waste veggie oil - well, let the processing begin!
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Update 2
Posted by Erica Sarro
21 months ago
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Doe Renée
13 months ago

This is exciting! finally getting momentum!

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$510 of $1,200 goal

Raised by 9 people in 37 months
Created March 24, 2014
Steven Saint-Thomas  
BK
$50
Bob Kinsey
9 months ago

Let me know when I can get my tank of fuel!!!

JM
$25
Joseph Mitchener
25 months ago
RB
$50
Rachel Beck
31 months ago
CE
$50
Charles Ernst
34 months ago
SM
$200
Steve Moll
35 months ago

Can't wait to run my mower on Bio-Diesel

RH
$50
Ron Housman
37 months ago

We don't have a diesel but it does seem like a great idea!

$50
John Conner
37 months ago

Don't have a diesel but like the idea.

$10
Anonymous
37 months ago
$25
Anonymous
37 months ago
Doe Renée
13 months ago

This is exciting! finally getting momentum!

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