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Estill is the author of numerous articles, essays, and blog entries, including the book, Biodiesel Power; the Passion, People and Politics of the Next Renewable Fuel. Around town he is less known for his speeches and contributions to energy policy than he is for his full head of hair.
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The good news from the Plant is that bio-herbicides are booming. The bad news for Piedmont is that we are abandoning our wash-dry facility to make way.
For years I have been suggesting to the good people of Abundance that they build a trail around The Plant.
The new, improved Piedmont Biofuels is moving out of our beloved Control Room to make way for another tenant. It makes sense. We are driving toward financial sustainability.
I have to admit it’s rare. We’ve been distributing fuel since 2002, and we have only changed our price a handful of times.
We’ve survived another winter. Trail volumes are beginning to grow again.
Here we go. Piedmont needs to re-invent itself. Again.
I’m in West Virginia tonight. We are driving to Canada to bury my father, who died this morning in his bed in Guelph, Ontario.
The folks at NC Warn have put together a “bulk buy” solar program that is largely targeted at residential customers.
I sometimes wonder if twelve years in biodiesel is more like running a river in a canoe, or going through the stages of grief.
I used to work with Tes at the Plant. She was working on her . I was writing books. We did lots of stuff together.