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Old 02-07-2007, 11:16 AM
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Biodiesel

I wish this would happen. Then we could all find biodiesel close to home.

B5 is better than nothing...


http://bulktransporter.com/Topnews/nbb_ata_biodiesel_blend/


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Old 02-07-2007, 12:00 PM
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Wow, that's quite a jump from the 180 million gallons they produced to the 3 billion they'd need. Its a great idea, though, if they can step up production that much.
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Old 02-07-2007, 12:45 PM
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Awesome. That would be a great start!
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Old 02-08-2007, 10:49 AM
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I wish this would happen. Then we could all find biodiesel close to home.

B5 is better than nothing...


http://bulktransporter.com/Topnews/nbb_ata_biodiesel_blend/


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Heck, even B5 is a good start! Not only that, but you could run it in just about everything without having to worry about fuel lines.

We've got a small fleet of commercial diesels that I'd like to run bio-d but availability in CT is still very scarce. No true "retail pump" outlets, but there are a couple that will deliver B5 to 55 gall. drums or the 275 gal. totes for self-storage. I wanted to do some experimenting with some up to B20 but no one carries anything higher than B5. Hopefully that will change in the near future.
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Old 02-09-2007, 07:59 AM
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Great idea, and would make a good beginning......

At present there are no (zero, zip, nada, none) retail or wholesale bio-diesel outlets in the entire State of West Virginia......I have to drive 100 miles one way to the Pittsburgh area to purchase bio-diesel (but at least I can get B-100) and I blend it here at the farm for my personal use......

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Old 02-09-2007, 09:10 AM
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B5 is a great start! We need to boost production of U.S.A. grown fuels before more implementation of biodiesel mixes can be achieved. B5 will help a lot and B20 is what were using here in Phoenix, Arizona to clean up our skies and it's working! I burn B100 myself in all my vehicles except for the Cadillac which still has to use dino-fuel. As a trucker, I can tell you that everyone I talk to loves the stuff. It makes engines last longer and replaces the lost lubricity of sulphur in ULSD. Biodiesel is a great upper cylinder lubricant like lead used to be in the 60's but without the harmful environmental side effects! Oh, the Power Wagon is a gasser too
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Old 02-09-2007, 02:23 PM
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That is great news. Not only will it help the foreign dependence, but it will help the pollution issue, long and short term.
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Old 02-10-2007, 12:09 AM
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Though I would be happy to see even B5 at every diesel pump, I am certainly not willing to cheer on any federal agency to make any laws (most of which produce completely opposite results of their intentions.)
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Old 02-10-2007, 03:30 AM
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Great idea, and would make a good beginning......

At present there are no (zero, zip, nada, none) retail or wholesale bio-diesel outlets in the entire State of West Virginia......I have to drive 100 miles one way to the Pittsburgh area to purchase bio-diesel (but at least I can get B-100) and I blend it here at the farm for my personal use......

SB
Fuel in WV just sucks. Go to Wythville Va and regular diesel is 40-45 cents cheaper a gallon. Bah!
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Old 02-10-2007, 07:08 AM
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Fuel in WV just sucks. Go to Wythville Va and regular diesel is 40-45 cents cheaper a gallon. Bah!
Ohio also has cheaper fuel, and is much closer to me......there are several Bio_Diesel retail outlets over there as well.....I just use the one up neat Pittsburgh because it's an easy trip, 4 lane most of the way.....

Will remember the Wythville, VA reference for the next time I head south on I 77 to I 81....that's the only time I ever close to that area.....

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