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Non-credit series explores world of biodiesel
Photos and Story by James Hill
If the recent rise of fuel prices has caused your wallet to be a bit thinner or if you are concerned about the environment and amount of oil consumption in the U.S., then this class is for you.
This summer, Portland Community College will offer a three-week, non-credit series taught by instructor Todd Sanders focused entirely on the benefits and production of biodiesel. Come find out what it’s all about.
• Biodiesel I – Commercial Scale Production (July 11): Covers the market forces driving this industry, the realities of biodiesel production as well as the basic hurdles new commercial biodiesel plants face.
• Biodiesel II – The Big Picture for the Pacific Northwest (July 18): Topics include: what is biodiesel, how is it produced, where does its feedstock come from, feedstock realities, and Oregon’s potential to provide oil crops to fuel our energy needs.
• Biodiesel III – Policy, Programs and Progress in Oregon (July 25): Oregon’s biodiesel policy landscape has radically changed in the last year. Learn about this progress from the policy influencers who succeeded in making it happen.
The three-week series will be held from 6 to 9 p.m., Wednesdays, July 11 through July 25, in Room ST 101 at the PCC Sylvania Campus, 12000 S.W. 49th Ave. Cost is $79. For more information, contact the PCC Community Education office at (503) 978-5143.