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Boost for biodiesel from Big Oil
April 6, 2006
industry, which has been struggling to make inroads with North American consumers, got a big boost this week. A major petroleum refiner, Motiva
Enterprises LLC (a partnership between Shell Oil Co. and Saudi Refining Inc.) , announced Monday that it will start offering fuel blended with the soy-based alternative at a Dallas terminal.
Intelligencer reports that
the move will give more consumers – and perhaps more importantly, fuel distributors – access
to biodiesel, which is rapidly gaining popularity
in the U.S. as an environmentally friendly alternative to petroleum
Biodisel is derived from plants like canola
and soy. It burns much cleaner than gasoline and traditional diesel.
Biodiesel is widely available at the pumps Europe, but remains scarce
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tags: consumers consumer news consumerism environment biodiesel energy green biofuels
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