Posts Tagged ‘sustainable’

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

With a Roar! Ithaca Biodiesel at the Cayuga LION

If you’ve been waiting for an opportunity to learn more about how to invest your capital in local enterprise, towards your own financial gain and towards the betterment of your community, NOW’S YOUR CHANCE! Professional investment advisors will be presenting about a Local Investing Opportunity Network, or LION tomorrow, which enables individuals such as yourself to vote local with your dollars.

The local chapter, Cayuga LION, will be having its first event tomorrow, Tuesday the 24th, at 5:30pm at La Tourelle Spa & Resort, on South Rt. 96b, and they are asking for a $7 entry fee. Here are driving/biking directions. The event is hosted by Sustainable Tompkins.

Ithaca Biodiesel Cooperative, along with Black Oak Wind Farm, and Swidjit, have been invited to very briefly present a little information on who we are to the attendees. What happens after that we will keep our fingers crossed for, as we work towards a new facility!

It would be good to RSVP with the organizers here if you plan to attend – thank you everyone for your interest and all your support so far!


04 2012

Cayuga LION

We are very honored to be part of the first Cayuga LION event on Tuesday, April 24 at 5:30 pm at La Tourelle Spa in Danby. The LION is a Local Investment Opportunity Network meant to introduce local business owners and investors. As you all know, we’re currently fundraising for our new equipment and facility, so this meeting couldn’t come at a better time. If you’ve thought about investing in a local business specializing in bringing local, sustainable fuel to our community, then please visit us at the Cayuga LION event and discuss invesment opportunities with invesment specialists.


04 2012

Celebrate Earth Day With Us

We’re very excited to be celebrating Earth Day at two locations that have a mission of bringing people together in responsible and creative ways. First come tothe  Earth Day Weekend mini-fest at Fire on the Water Studios, 317 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca on Saturday, April 21. Then on Sunday, April 22, celebrate Earth Day at the Ithaca Farmers’ Market, Steamboat Landing, Ithaca.

 Earth Day 2012 Image Hilary Lambert

Come on out to tip your hat to local businesses, artists, and friends who care about our planet. Do something nice for your mother!


04 2012