Propel Fuels is getting set to open its 23rd biodiesel and E85-ethanol fueling station out of a planned 75 in California, adding Fullerton, Calif. to its stable.
Propel’s strategy is to offer domestic alt fuels where there are enough vehicles to make it pay – which today means biodiesel and ethanol. In keeping with manufacturers’ warranties, most of Propel’s biodiesel is B5, with B20 in selected San Francisco Bay Area locations.
Propel partners with namebrand gasoline retailers – 76, Chevron, Shell, and Valero – to make biofuels available at consumer locations that sell gasoline.
Propel partnered with Econation, a ground transportation company with an all hybrid and alternative fuel fleet, and also in 2011 inked a deal with Pacific Convenience and Fuels to expand consumer access to renewable fuels across the western U.S.
Propel already has half a dozen renewable fuels outlets in the Seattle area, where the firm was founded in 2009.
A program called CleanDrive lets fleets track the greenhouse gas emissions they’re eliminating by using renewable fuels. Lead fleet customers include the U.S. Postal Service, Caltrans, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the California Highway Patrol, and Enterprise Fleet Services.
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