A monthly two-hour “crash course” on all the aspects of Waste Vegetable Oil (WVO), Methyl Ester(ME)/BioDiesel/B-100 production, Diesel Vehicle Conversion, Home Heating, and other topics. We will cover relationships with restaurants on proper oil collection, types of oil and their melt points, use as fuel, safety (personally and environmentally), processor design and production and much much more……..

Interested in BioDiesel and Straight Vegetable Oil? Need more information before deciding which fuel to use? Come to our next Orientation!


Ready for more? A one-day, weekend workshop where participants do a “hands-on” conversion of a diesel vehicle to run on Straight Vegetable Oil (SVO) while learning many production aspects of the fascinating world of BioDiesel including titration and how to make a mini-batch of ME.


I will require a written reservation and pre-pay fee fot ehe “Workshops” to avoid having a “no show” attendance. It is important to have a minimum of 5 people to a maximun of 15, that want to take the workshops I present. This will be an all day event (8 hours). Please send your letter of intent with $50 to $175 sliding scale fee (based on ability to pay) to:

Loren Fennell at: 2223 N. Randolph St. Portland, Oregon 97227




Tuesday, May 23rd @ 6:15 to 8:30pm



Saturday, June 3rd @ 9am to 5pm. This will be a Conversion on a 1986 Isuzu NPR 3.9L box van.


We just returned from the “Big Easy” (New Orleans), March 14th after setting up a BioDiesel processor there and forming a project called the, New Orleans BioDiesel Project. To establish a “green” BioDiesel and SVO fuel source.

Diesel Engine Rebuild 101. We will rebuild a 2.2L Isuzu, and a Mercedes Benz diesel engine from start to finish over a 4 week period. Call and sign up early!

Future re-builds will include: 1.6 or 1.9L VW, 5.9L Cummins and a 7.3L Ford at various intervals. The cost to rebuild an engine is suprisingly low, and a lot of fun! Two students from PCC at Rockcreek, will be sharing their awesome skills.

Soon, REAL soon, SVO conversion of a 1986 F-350 4×4 6.L, this workshop is for serious Ford owners and is a BIG truck. Any and all are welcome to help. Please contact me with a date and time convenient for you to attend.


Future Workshops: Up coming “Home Heating Workshop”. System to be installed in the home. Call for details. If someone would like to buy this nice 1995 “Thermo Pride” oil furnance with a Beckett burner and have a workshop, give me a call.


Autos/Trucks Available:


1980 Peugeot 504 wagon needs some TLC, runs good.

1984 Jeep SUV with a diesel engine, yes they used a Renault engine that was a good system, so I am told.

WANTED: 1978 to 1986 Isuzu P’UP, dead or alive.