Demystifying Biodiesel for a Cleaner Future

As Green Circle NC co-founder Dean Price foresees it, the foundation for constructing a sustainable community “starts with energy.” Since the beginning of the decade, Price has helped shaped a biodiesel industry that has proven its value throughout eastern North Carolina, especially for area school districts that have employed the alternative fuel source in their […]

The Business of Biodiesel: Elon Students work with N.C. Company

Students in courses taught by Susan Manring, associate professor of management, have been working with Biodiesel 4 Schools, an N.C. company that focuses on turning waste cooking oil into biodiesel to fuel school buses. The work of Love School of Business students this spring and summer has helped fill Elon University’s fuel tanks with locally sourced […]

Biodiesel Producer Fueling Change in Carroll, Hillsville, VA

The town and county have embraced Red Birch Energy’s alternative fuel efforts. HILLSVILLE — The owner of Red Birch Energy sees farmers and truck stop owners as the new oil barons as people make the switch to biodiesel for their transportation needs. Businessman Dean Price presents the idea for change as the ultimate “shop local” […]

Grease and Go

One man’s trash is another man’s diesel fuel. Dean Price, owner of “Biodiesel 4 Schools,” paid a visit to Elon University on Thursday morning to oversee the first delivery of biodiesel fuel made from Alamance County restaurants’ used cooking oil. “The biodiesel that Elon University has been using has been coming from the port in […]