Biodiesel Production Workshop -- Not Currently Offered


The Biodiesel Production Workshop is established to extend the benefits and learning opportunities of the ASU Biodiesel Research and Education Facility to the community at large. The workshop will enhance the ability of local people to make and use their own fuel safely, learning proper fuel production and chemical handling procedures from local experts in the field. The fuel will be made from locally sourced recycled vegetable oil, keeping more of our energy dollars circulating within the High Country and promoting the concept of local energy independence as more people are empowered to make their own fuel. Partners in the enterprise include the High Country Biodiesel Co-op, Foothills Bioenergy and Blue Ridge Biofuels.

The workshop will meet once a week for 3 hours. In addition to the instructor Daniel Meehan, an ASU staff member will be present at all workshop meetings. Each meeting will involve stages in the actual production of fuel.

The cost of the workshop will be $95. For this cost, consumables will be provided as well as safety equipment and clothing, and ongoing upkeep and maintenance of the facility. In addition, the facility for producing biodiesel will be available for all participants. The fee will also cover the cost of fuel produced so that workshop participants will get $35 worth of free fuel based on the price of $1/gallon. If more than 35 gallons of fuel is desired, the fuel can be purchased by participants for $1/gallon, payment of which will go into the workshop fund.

Instructor:  Daniel Meehan
Enrollment: 15
Cost:  The fee covers the cost of fuel produced.  Workshop participants will get $35 worth of free fuel based on the price of $1/gallon.
Location: Biodiesel Education and Research Facility located near the motor pool off of State Farm Road. The address is 161 Ayres Lane.

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PLEASE NOTE: You may cancel a craft class up to two weeks before the class begins, with a $30 cancellation fee assessed. No refunds are allowed within two weeks of the start date, nor after the class begin

PLEASE NOTE: Most classes meet over multiple weeks. Registration for each class is open until the class fills or until 1 week before the class begins, whichever comes first. If you miss the registration for this semester we hope you will consider taking this class the next time it is offered. Please contact Elizabeth Fields at to be added to the mailing list if you would like to be notified when new classes are offered.

Director: Michael Rall,

Director Emeritus: Eric Reichard,

If you experience problems completing the registration, contact Elizabeth Fields at 828-262-2944 or email

If you need accommodations due to a disability, contact the Office of Disability Services at least two weeks prior to the beginning of your Craft Enrichment class. (828) 262-3056.

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Director: Michael Rall

Director Emeritus: Eric Reichard

Registration: Elizabeth Fields

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