CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 2003 |
It smelled like popcorn, stinky cheese or paint, depending on who was doing the sniffing. But to Kurt Buehler and a hundred others gathered at Naval Base Ventura County on Thursday, the vial of amber-colored fluid also was a whiff of the future. Buehler, a chemical engineer at the Port Hueneme base, presided over the dedication of a biodiesel refinery -- the first ever to be located at a U.S. military installation.