Biofuels Outlet Features Locally Produced Biodiesel and Ethanol
Propel Fuels opened a “Clean Mobility Center” biofuels outlet in Fresno, Calif. today, emphasizing that it’s not only a first for the city, but that the renewable fuels offered are produced locally.
Biodiesel and E85-ethanol are supplied by the Central Valley producers Community Fuels in Stockton and Calgren Renewable Fuels in Pixley.
Propel says that the new station “takes fueling and consumer transportation in a new direction, offering renewable fuels alongside conventional fuels to provide drivers with true choice at the pump.”
“The new station model rethinks the traditional gas station, providing a highly visible platform to introduce the renewable fuels to a mainstream driver base alongside conventional fuel options,” Propel says.
‘Choice and Competition’
“Rapid swings in fuel prices are a constant reminder of our need to increase choice and competition in the fuel market,” Propel CEO Matt Horton said in a release. “And as more consumers embrace local, renewable fuels and seek cleaner means of transportation, Propel Clean Mobility Centers will help make progress toward our country’s most pressing economic and environmental issues.”
Community Fuels produces biodiesel at a 13-million-gallon-per-year biorefinery at the Port of Stockton, Propel says. The facility has been in continuous operation since 2008 and is one of the largest operating advanced bio-refineries in the western U.S.
Calgren’s 55-million-gallon-per year ethanol plant in Pixley opened in 2009 and “is one of the most efficient operations and lowest carbon footprint facilities in the country,” Propel says.
Propel operates upwards of 35 stations in California and Washington State.
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Source: Propel Fuels with Fleets & Fuels follow-up