Sept. 8 Forum: Anchorage’s First Large Scale Biodiesel Plant 

6-8 p.m. at the Anchorage Museum auditorium, 625 C Street

Anchorage biodiesel plant

Anchorage biodiesel plant

Come hear how Alaska Waste and Alaska Green Waste Solutions’ large-scale biodiesel plant in Anchorage is turning recycled cooking oil into fuel for their fleet of garbage trucks. Opened in June, the plant is the first of its kind in Alaska. It is currently collecting about 4,000 gallons of used cooking oil each week from more than 200 restaurants, grocers and other businesses like the Peanut Farm, Lucky Wishbone and McDonalds. Alaska Green Waste Solutions Manager Jeff Jessen will talk about the plant’s operation, plans for using the estimated 200,000 plus gallons a year of biodiesel and the benefits of biodiesel economically and environmentally. More information at 929-7770 or s.nowers@REalaska.org. The forum is free, but RSVPs are appreciated.

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