Free webinar set to help biodiesel producers


BUTTE, Mont. — A free webinar, “DIY Biodiesel: Keeping It Safe, Keeping It Legal!”, is the second in a series on farm-scale biodiesel production and will be held at 11 a.m. MST Jan. 28.

The webinar will help the novice biodiesel producer on the right track to establishing safe and legal production practices.


It will cover safety practices including personal safety, workspace safety, materials handling and regulations, waste stream handling, methanol and compatibility with equipment and environmental safety and regulations.

There will also be time to ask and get answers to questions.


The webinar will feature a presentation by NCAT energy specialist and biodiesel homebrewer Rich Dana, along with special guest expert Steve Fugate.

Dana is an energy specialist in NCAT’s Midwest office. He is an avid biodiesel home brewer, producing more than 400 gallons a year for use as a farm and heating fuel.

Fugate is the founder of the Yoderville Biodiesel Collective in Kalona, Iowa, and the biodiesel project leader for the Iowa DNR’s Trails Crew.


Register in advance at

On the day of the presentation, log on to the webinar Web site 10 minutes early to allow the required software to download. You can then listen to the webinar through your computer’s speakers and see the presentation slides on your computer screen.

You may also listen to the webinar by calling a phone number provided after you register online.


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