2015 Collective Biodiesel Conference begins in 2 weeks

This year's CBC will be held in Crestone, Colorado, co-located with the 26th Annual Crestone Energy Fair
By Ron Kotrba | August 12, 2015

The 2015 Collective Biodiesel Conference starts in about two weeks, and registrants who sign up before Aug. 21 can get a discounted, all-access pass for $125.

This year’s CBC, Aug. 27-30, will be held in Crestone, Colorado, at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in South-Central Colorado, and it is co-located with the 26th Annual Crestone Energy Fair, themed “One World, Many Technologies.”  

The all-access pass includes conference presentations, demonstrations, exhibitions, the home tour, music events, a field trip to a canola oilseed biodiesel production facility, hydroelectric off-grid resort, solar farm, Colorado Gator Farm and more.

This year’s CBC agenda includes:

-Biodiesel 101: Mini batches and basic testing

-Integration of Biodiesel and Anaerobic Digestion: Douglas Renk, Biological Commissioning Engineer, BioFerm Energy Systems

-Wood Chip Gasification and the Future of Combustion: Agua Das, Green Sources

-Super Critical Biodiesel: Steve Gomez, Santa Fe Community College Advanced Trades and Technology

-Biodiesel and WVO in a time of cheap fossil fuels

-Producing Biodiesel with Renewable Energy

-Syn Diesel from Biomass: SEED Parks

-Oilseed Farming

-Costilla County Canola Seed Program & Virgin Oil Biodiesel for Public Works

-Algae for Fuel and Nutraceuticals: Santa Fe Community College Biofuels Dept.

-Domestic, Small Farm, and Bio-Recycler Biogas: Living Arts Systems

-Institutional Solar Thermal: Michael Wasserman, Greenstone Energy

-Solar PV: 20 KW to 4 MW

-Institutional Hydroelectric: Orient Land Trust

-Demonstrations, local food, music shows, dancing, and much more.

The Crestone Energy Fair will include:

-Home Tours: Strawbale, Earthbag, Rammed Earth, Papercrete, Earthships, Earthen Plasters, Passive Solar, Solar Thermal, SOlar PV, Cordwood, Recycled Materials, Flying Concrete, ICFs

-SEED Parks (Sustainable Environmental Economic Development)

-Off-grid Living

-Farmer’s Market, Arts, Crafts, Music, Local Food.

For lodging, Crestone has a few downtown hotels within walking distance to all event venues, a national forest campground within a mile and several bed and breakfasts, all a short drive or bike ride away. Free camping is also available.

All meals are included in the conference price and will be catered with local food ingredients with all diets accommodated.

Crestone is located approximately 3.5 hours from Denver and 4.5 hours from Albuquerque, New Mexico.

For more information, or to register, click here