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2nd Annual Desert Biofuels Workshop - April 24, 2009

Fantastic workshop today! Thanks to all of the speakers and everyone who participated.

Background and original registration details for 2nd Annual Desert Biofuels Workshop can be found at

We'll update this site with additional materials, but for now we wanted to make available:

1. An updated version of the agenda that has a contact email address listed for each speaker.

2. The slides each speaker presented. Note that Eric Johnson's slides now include and expand on some info he presented verbally. See the blog for details.

3. The one-pager that accompanied Michael's ARRA presentation.

4. The video presented by Bill Sheaffer of Amereco is available here.

5. As discussed, a .pdf file that lists the name, affiliation and email address of everyone who registered using the registration tool. If you prefer to be removed from this list, please alert Brad ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) and we'll do so promptly. 

6. Until we develop a better tool, let's have ongoing discussions via our Google Group that we set up after last year's workshop; details here.


Home Brew Biodiesel Safety Workshop February 3, 2009

Desert Biofuels hosted a Home Brew Biodiesel Safety Workshop on February 3, 2009 at ASU SkySong. We invited policymakers and regulators from the Valley and Tucson, along with representatives from the home brew and co-op communities for an open discussion about the issues surrounding home brew biodiesel safety. The workshop was an effort to address issues raised in articles like this. Our views on home brewing are discussed here.

A summary of the workshop is available below (PDF format).


Desert Biofuels Workshop March 7, 2008

The Desert Biofuels Workshop was held on March 7th, 2008, at ASU SkySong in Scottsdale.  We thank Terree Wasley and the team at SkySong for providing space, and Shelly Esque and the team at Intel Corporation for sponsoring lunch and refreshments.  We had 45 participants, representing a broad range of stakeholder groups: industry, government, academia, NGOs, etc.  A list of attendees can be found here.   Some photos from the workshop can be found herehere and here.
The agenda for the workshop is available below (PDF format).

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