Since I'm now officially privy to "insider" information, I can say that a major manufacturer is seriously interested in investing in a large-scale biodiesel manufacturing facility in Whitman county Warshington. I spoke at length with a contract lobbyist working with this entity who wants to incubate and encourage local farmers to grow canola plants. Canola is currently running at 9cents a pound, but he's willing to pay growers in Warshington 15cents as an inducement. This entity also thinks the mandated 2% rule is the wrong way to go, if we're to encourage biodiesel production and consumption here in the NW--carrot v. stick. I'm personally excited to see the possibility for production of bio fuels up in these parts.
Casey Olympia, WA Biodiesel: "I drive in a persistent vegetative state" '87 300TD intercooler (211k) '84 300D (207k) Gashuffer: '89 Vanagon Wolfsburg Edition (186K)