Wednesday, February 21, 2007


Georgia appears to be pushing ahead on the production of biodiesel, in spite of our generally conservative and Republican political machine. The first commercial plant I found mentioned in a Google search this morning is the U.S. Biofuels plant in Rome, Georgia. Agriculture commissioner Tommy Irvin, a Democrat, is quoted in the article promoting a long-term commitment to biofuels here in Georgia. Jimmy Carter has also been actively promoting biofuels, and a new plant is scheduled to open today in Plains, Georgia. Alterra Bioenergy, the company opening the new plant in Plains, is headed by Macon businessman Wayne Johnson and listed on the official website of the National Biodiesel Board.

My next post is a video about Rob Del Bueno, an alternative technology entrepreneur who is also a rock 'n roll musician. I would love to hear Rob's views on the corporate takeover of alternative energy. Will the "sustainability" mission be neglected as businesses develop the technology and focus on the bottom line?

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