Chances are you've heard of soybean-based "Biodiesel" but the high price per gallon may have kept you away. But now the nearly emission-free fuel is finally competitively priced.
About 2,000 people in the Seattle area fill their diesel engines with Biodiesel, but that number could easily double this summer. New filling stations, like one behind University Village in Seattle, are popping up all over.
"I think it's time people have a different choice, it's a viable fuel," says Tom Marier of Laurelhurst Oil.
But Marier has another reason to try Biodiesel: the price. Right now, you're paying about $2.79 for a gallon of diesel in the greator Seattle area. The price of Biodiesel at this station is $2.96 per gallon.
If I lived in Seattle and I drove diesel I would buy biodiesel. Since it is so competitively priced and most (all?) of the money from production and distribution stays in America it is worth paying a little bit more. Also there is that ‘good for the environment’ stuff to, another plus.
I hope that this idea spreads because this would be a welcome alternative to normal gas from the Mid-East.