News and information about Biodiesel & alternative fuels.


More on San Francisco biodiesel

Eric Smith recaps the latest SF Bay Area/biofuel news in this great BeyondChron article:
  • almost all of SF's diesel fleet will be running b20 by end-of-2007
  • SF may be the largest city in the USA to be re-using waste grease in a sustainable way
  • SF Petroleum has b100 available for city vehicles as well as residents
  • Rainbow Grocery has after-hours biodiesel filling


Free San Francisco Grease Recycling

Great news from San Francisco earlier this week, in the Chronicle:
  • SFGreasecycle announced, a free program where the city will pick up used cooking oil from restaurants/hotels/etc., to be converted to biodiesel for the city's 1500-diesel vehicle fleet
  • is partially in response to illegal grease/sewer dumping, which costs the city ~$3.5M to clean each year
  • is part of the city's mandate that all its diesel vehicles use B20 by end of 2007; this'll reduce CO2 emissions by 15% and diesel soot by 20%
  • SFGreasecycle is the first stage; later they'll look into building their own production plant
  • Program website: