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Old 12-04-2004, 12:01 AM
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Biodiesel prices?

I just got a corporate account to purchase biodiesel locally. It's $2.18 a gallon for what I believe is B20. Pump diesel is 1.99 at the same truck stop.

What are some prices/blends where you are?

Just curious.
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Old 12-04-2004, 01:51 AM
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$3.20 I believe biofuel oasis in people's republic of berkeley.
probably cheaper with volume purchase.
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Old 12-04-2004, 02:21 AM
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$3.20 I believe biofuel oasis in people's republic of berkeley.
probably cheaper with volume purchase.
What are the prices of regular diesel? Here is is about $2.25. I'm not sure I would pay that much more for biodiesel. The reason I got diesel was so that I could avoid paying close to diesel fuel and go 24 mpg and wanted higher mpg. That price would eat into any savings and I might as well go back to gas.
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Old 12-04-2004, 07:58 AM
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Thumbs up '05 Biodiesel tax break

The supplier here said that after the first of the year the tax break they receive as a biodiesel provider will allow them to drop their price to the same as or lower than regular diesel. The advantages will then be more than just renewable fuel and pleasant smelling exhaust.
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Old 12-04-2004, 12:19 PM
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I think B20 is 2.25 at Bartkus in Boulder. My B100 costs me the same $'s, but I trade mech work for it so no out of pocket for me as far as cash.

$0.19 above petro diesel isn't bad for B20, but it should (theoretically) be LESS than pump diesel. Hopefully when prod gets ramped for BD from oilseed stock, the price will be less than diesel (and have GADS more benefits.) People are thinking the soybean rust problem (fungus) might cause a spike in BD prices, but that's just because we are currently making most of the virgin based BD from soy (one of the worst for yield and not great for CFPP.)
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Old 12-04-2004, 12:33 PM
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A quote from Biodiesel.com

Quote:
Economic Benefits
Increased utilization of renewable biofuels results in significant microeconomic benefits
to both the urban and rural sectors, and the balance of trade. A study completed in
2001 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture found that an average annual increase of
the equivalent of 200 million gallons of soy-based biodiesel demand would boost total
crop cash receipts by $5.2 billion cumulatively by 2010, resulting in an average net farm
income increase of $300 million per year. The price for a bushel of soybeans would
increase by an average of 17 cents annually during the ten-year period.
It seems that the agricultural world is being given another story. If that's true I'm plowing up the centipede to plant some soybeans.
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Old 12-04-2004, 01:34 PM
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3.41 in suburban chicago 2 weeks ago 80 miles away
3.50 for a drum delivered locally
3.45 for a drum delivered from farm service
2.52 near green bay miles north of here and b20 same as diesel(whatever that is)

i may not like the price of diesel but at least it is consistently close wherever you shop.
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