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2014 Northeast Permaculture Convergence
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Saturday, July 5 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
Bettie the Bus Demo: Waste Veggie Oil, Solar & Alt Energy

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I'll discuss the steps needed to convert a diesel vehicle to run on used vegetable oil, including sharing some of the lessons that we learnt and ways that we will modify our system in the future. I'll also talk about people and communities we've met who are currently using UVO and some of the challenges and solutions for running on vegetable oil. The final section will be ways that we can grow a used vegetable oil co-op in Maine and work with individuals and farmers to lesson their dependence on carbon fuel sources.


Ian Toal

I have a degree in mechanical engineering and a strong drive to reconnect with the principles that form and strengthen communities. After traveling for four months in a small school bus that runs on waste vegetable oil, my partner and I have been drawn to the Portland area to settle down and plant our own roots. I have years of construction, mechanical and design experience and am inspired by both the Transition movement and Permaculture... Read More →

Saturday July 5, 2014 10:45am - 12:00pm
Bettie The Bus