Biodiesel on Salt Spring comes from far away, and is expensive.
Organize a workshop. Bring in someone with biodiesel processor construction experience. Pay his expenses from workshop fees.
Goal or deliverable
A working biodiesel processor on-site.
Timeline, schedule, or end date
Hold workshop on September 30, 2006, begin biodiesel production soon thereafter.
- Get Kelly O'Toole on board as instructor.
- Purchase parts.
- Hold a workshop and build the processor.
- About $450 in materials for the processor.
- About $180 in travel expenses and workshop food.
final balance sheet
- Jan: 20 hours organizing and facilitating.
- Shannon: several hours logistics & lunch planning.
- Carol: a few hours odd jobs and financial planning.
- James: a few hours support.
|Jan Steinman||2008-04-07 13:42:00||2008-04-07 14:36:00||0.9000||Planning||vidconf with Frank, planning biodiesel processor instruction video||no|
|Jan Steinman||2008-02-09 09:27:00||2008-02-09 14:47:00||5.3333||Researching||Biodiesel pump research: Grundfos VPS15-58.||no|
|Jan Steinman||2008-01-18 00:00:00||2008-01-18 03:00:00||3.0000||Researching||experimenting with spinner & glycerine -- it takes it out!||no|
|Jan Steinman||2008-01-17 00:00:00||2008-01-17 03:30:00||3.5000||Preparing||calibrating 1200 liter tank, filtering, preparing for another batch||no|
|Jan Steinman||2008-01-16 00:00:00||2008-01-16 03:30:00||3.5000||Constructing||final assembly of centrifugal filter||no|
|Jan Steinman||2008-01-12 00:00:00||2008-01-12 05:00:00||5.0000||Procuring||Frys, Joes, REI, Home Depot, Clackamas Steel: parts for proc, hitch, socks||no|
|Jan Steinman||2008-01-11 00:00:00||2008-01-11 02:00:00||2.0000||Procuring||Lowes Home Depot, plumbing stores: parts for processor||no|
|Jan Steinman||2008-01-07 00:00:00||2008-01-07 03:00:00||3.0000||Maintaining||fix biodiesel pump, flush glycerine, clean filter, fill vanagon||no|
|Jan Steinman||2008-01-06 00:00:01||2008-01-06 01:00:01||1.0000||Constructing||working on spinner||no|
|Jan Steinman||2008-01-06 00:00:00||2008-01-06 00:30:00||0.5000||Constructing||working on spinner||no|
|Jan Steinman||2008-01-04 00:00:00||2008-01-04 00:30:00||0.5000||Procuring||shopping for parts for welder and centrifugal filter||no|
|Jan Steinman||2008-01-02 00:00:00||2008-01-02 03:00:00||3.0000||Constructing||working on centrifugal filter mount||no|
|Jan Steinman||2007-12-31 00:00:00||2007-12-31 06:00:00||6.0000||Constructing||putting together centrifugal filter system||no|
|Jan Steinman||2007-12-30 00:00:00||2007-12-30 03:00:00||3.0000||Constructing||installed sight gauge on biodiesel tank; installed sight gauge fitting on vegoil tank||no|
|Jan Steinman||2007-12-28 00:00:00||2007-12-28 01:00:00||1.0000||Procuring||getting biodiesel storage parts for sight gauge||no|
|Jan Steinman||2007-12-24 00:00:00||2007-12-24 02:00:00||2.0000||Preparing||cleaning sludge from big fuel tanks||no|
|Jan Steinman||2007-12-20 00:00:00||2007-12-20 02:30:00||2.5000||Maintaining||changing pump on biodiesel processor||no|
|Jan Steinman||2007-12-12 00:00:00||2007-12-12 01:00:00||1.0000||Planning||planning for shopping on Oregon trip||no|
|Jan Steinman||2007-12-06 00:00:00||2007-12-06 02:00:00||2.0000||Researching||biodiesel pump research||no|
|Jan Steinman||2007-11-23 00:00:00||2007-11-23 01:00:00||1.0000||Maintaining||patching in pump; processor pump burned out!||no|
|Jan Steinman||2007-11-22 00:00:00||2007-11-22 02:00:00||2.0000||Maintaining||working on oil collection system||no|
|Jan Steinman||2007-11-21 00:00:00||2007-11-21 01:00:00||1.0000||Maintaining||fixing settling tank heater||no|
|Jan Steinman||2007-11-19 00:00:00||2007-11-19 01:00:00||1.0000||Maintaining||re-assemble settling tank & heater||no|
|Jan Steinman||2007-11-17 00:00:00||2007-11-17 01:00:00||1.0000||Maintaining||working on processor||no|
|Jan Steinman||2007-11-16 00:00:00||2007-11-16 01:00:00||1.0000||Maintaining||fixing biodiesel settling tank||no|
"Vehicles" with no odometer, such as tractors or stationary equipment, are in tenths of an hour, rather than kilometres.
This project received no EcoReality funding nor labour.