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2007/11/25

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

6 comments:

  1. Hmm, not surprised SF will be leading the way in re-using waste grease in a sustainable way. I wonder if it will catch on, seems like a good idea. Check out this blog too: http://ethanolandbiodiesel.typepad.com/blog/

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  2. It's not as good as being from waste veggie oil, but the Utah Transit Authority also uses a blend of biodiesel and have been for some time now. They are using B10 currently in all of their buses.

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  3. It is about time city and municipal gov't started to show the way. I wonder if the taxpayers will get a break here or is this another pork barrel feel good to sucker voters? www.thebiodieselnews.com

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  4. Hey all -- I work at Keene State College where we've started planning an even more ambitious program: collect used grease locally, process it locally into B-100, and then use that locally in city and college vehicles. We just won a P3 award from the EPA for the program.

    There's more, including some video of project participants talking about it
    here.

    Oh, and BTW, that's not a typo -- during the summer months our fleet is using B-100, not B-20.

    If you have any questions about the project, contact me at mcaulfield@keene.edu.

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  5. Actually I just read the previous post and I see that SF, like us, is also looking at building their own processing plant. So strike "More ambitious" and add "as ambitious" to my previous comment.

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  6. Continental will be the first American airline to hop on the biofuels bandwagon. “Exploring sustainable biofuels is a logical and exciting new step in our environmental commitment," said Continental executive Mark Moran in a statement. For Boeing, the Continental test flight will be its third experiment with aviation biofuels. Air New Zealand has already announced plans for a test flight later on this year, while the Continental flight is scheduled for the first half of 2009.

    http://www.globalwarmingawarenessinc.org/

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