Sunday, February 11, 2007

Business smarts 25: Real Estate Agent Radu Medan

Since they were first sold in Europe in 1998, smart cars have been excellent vehicles for advertising. Here's a new twist -
"Welcome to, home of Real Estate Agent Radu Medan of Coldwell Banker Case, Realty. Radu is a Toronto Real Estate Agent specializing in the Toronto and GTA Real Estate Market, working with Condominiums, Lofts, Houses and Commercial / ICI. If you are looking to Buy or Sell, look no further. With access to Thousands of Listings and Up to Date Market information on the Toronto Real Estate Market, Radu is strategically positioned to ensure that your Real Estate transaction will be handled with the care and attention it deserves."

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Interested in buying a Smart car? Call dibs

By Chris Woodyard, USA TODAY
HENDERSON, Nev. — Trying to become one of the first buyers of the Smart minicar — likely the most-talked-about car to hit U.S. streets next year — will involve patience and $99.
To sort out those who are more serious about buying one of the 8-foot, 8-inch minicars, Smart USA plans to start taking "reservations" on its website,, starting in about two months, says Smart USA President David Schembri, speaking at a conference here.

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Friday, February 02, 2007

Fueling up at home: Seattle resident teaches others how to produce biodiesel from used restaurant cooking oil

This is SCOOT's 500th Post!
By Dennis Wilken

The rising price of gas over the last couple of years hasn't bothered 51-year-old Lyle Rudensey one bit. Rudensey - who taught a Biodiesel Home Brew workshop last Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N. 85th St. - is an expert at making his own biodiesel fuel in his detached garage. He uses the fuel to keep his Volkswagen Jetta wagon running. And Rudensey gets between 40 and 48 miles to the gallon. He estimates the cost of his fuel at 65 cents per gallon. That's right.

In this day of $2.50 per gallon of gas, Rudensey makes his own for a quarter of the cost."I use used restaurant vegetable oil," Rudensey explained. He said his fuel comes primarily from Thai, Italian and Chinese restaurants. "My car smells like chop suey."

A positive changeRudensey said he was inspired by Dan Freeman, who started selling biodiesel fuel about six years ago under the moniker of Dr. Dan's Alternative Fuel Werks, in Ballard."Thousands of people are making their own fuel. We are all trying to learn to make it better. I talk to people doing this as far away as Australia," Rudensey said.

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