Posts Tagged ‘cooperative’

The Secret Life Of Garbage

Ever wonder what happens to all the stuff we throw away? Check out this cool infographic from Bethenny Schaffer at Business Degree. Apparently, it doesn’t all go where we think. That’s why our cooperative is committed to recycling waste oil and turning it into fuel, offsetting fossil fuel use, reducing carbon emissions, and keeping grease out of gardens and oceans. The alternative is just too scary.

Life of Garbage


09 2012

Industry Spotlight: Piedmont Biofuels

As a community scale biodiesel cooperative we rely a lot on advice and support from similar businesses in the industry. Some biodiesel companies are worker owned, some are consumer owned, some are neither, some are large scale, some are small scale, all of them are paving the way for a renewable fuel. Among these companies we’ve been very impressed with Piedmont Biofuels in Pittsboro, North Carolina. Not only are they running a smooth operation, but their customer service is impecable and we’ve had very helpful and friendly conversations with their guy who knows a lot about biodiesel and lunch. They’ve also made great strides to improve the production process by using enzymes to cut down on required chemicals. We hope to live up to Piedmont Biofuels’ standards at our new facility. Thanks for giving grease a good name!


06 2012

So Many Opportunities

Green energyWe’re happy to be part of TC3′s Bio Energy Opportunities in Upstate NY conference on Aprl 27. Please visit the TC3 main campus in Dryden to learn about our region’s sustainable energy future. McKenzie will be speaking on a panel with other new organizations working toward an energy secure future for Upstate NY. Learn about Ithaca Biodiesel Cooperative’s place in fueling the future of our home!


04 2012

That’s a Nice Radio Voice

Jamie and McKenzie had the pleasure of speaking with Brendan on WHCU’s All Things Equal radio show this morning. Listen, learn, share, and support biodiesel.



We sound good, right?


03 2012