Phonix fire department needs to educate home brewers

Nice story about a lack of communication in Phoenix, Arizona carried by the New York times. It seems biodiesel home brewers are neglecting to get permits to make biofuel. Story is interestingly written in that it does not attempt to give the person who behind the story a chance to put their point of view…

The good news is


 Mayor Phil Gordon announced Friday that the fire department would workwith other municipal offices on a biodiesel task force to educateresidents on the hazards of skirting permits, codes and regulations.



About time. Ignorance is no excuse for doing something illegal, but telling people makes it much harder not to know… 

Hattip to Biddle, who says on Twitter that there’s *much* more to the story…

Laughs in the NY Times story…


The fire chief, Bob Khan, said the goal was to teach residents toproduce biodiesel without accidentally setting off an explosion.



How much methanol would you have to have consumed to become spontaneously combustible? Bob, put out that cigarette.

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