Re: [hreg] [Fwd: [Biodiesel] Biodiesel in Ventura, CA]
- We're getting our biodiesel for Earth Day from Green Fuels, Inc.
in Texas City. Apparently, they're open for public sales, though it might
be a bit of a drive.
At 10:57 AM 2/4/02 -0600, you wrote:
>Does anyone know where to buy biodiesel in the Houston area? I am a member
>of the Houston VW Club, and several of our members have turbo-diesel New
>Beetles. I'd like to be able to point them to biodiesel if possible.
>On Mon, 4 Feb 2002, Kim & Garth Travis wrote:
> > Hi, just a cheerful little bit of good news for your Monday morning.
> > Kim
> > -------- Original Message --------
> > Subject: [Biodiesel] Biodiesel in Ventura, CA
> > Date: Sun, 03 Feb 2002 23:41:04 -0000
> > From: "kentbullard" <kentbullard@...>
> > Reply-To: Biodiesel@yahoogroups.com
> > To: Biodiesel@yahoogroups.com
> > Just an update on biodiesel use and activity in Ventura County.
> > Since August of 2000 the Pacific Ranger, the 56' research boat at
> > Channel Islands National Park has been operating on B100. The boat
> > has two GM 6-53 main engines, a Northern Light Generator and Kubota
> > dive compressor. The fuel used has mainly been rerefined oils from
> > Griffin Industries/Cytoculture, but as of late has been Southern
> > States Soy, through GP Resources. In addition to the "PR" the park
> > has been operating two Clark forklifts and Anacapa Island (45kW John
> > Deere generator, 15kW Hercules Generator & 14hp John Deere tractor)
> > and Santa Barbara Island (4 cyl Lister dock crane) on B100 making the
> > islands petroleum free. The main energy source on the islands is
> > solar. In the first year the park used right about 8,000 gallons of
> > B100.
> > In October the park launched a new boat, the Sea Ranger II, a 58'
> > fiberglass boat. Cat 3406E engines operating on B100 power the new
> > boat. This new boat is currently using around 600 gallons per week.
> > http://www.modutechmarine.com/pr01.htm
> > http://www.eparka.com/news/L3/SD/9A/1L3SD9AM9/
> > The logistics of getting and handling the fuel has been a hassle,
> > with 300 gallon totes being trucked back and forth from LA by a fuel
> > jobber and than having to crane them on to the boats and siphon the
> > fuel to the boat.
> > However that is soon to change, as on February 15th the newly
> > reopening fuel dock at the Ventura Harbor Boatyard.
> > http://www.venturaharbormarinefuel.com/ will pump both petroleum and
> > B100 and has a 20,000 gallon tank dedicated for biodiesel. This will
> > provide fuel not only to the National Park vessels but will also be
> > open for public fueling. It is hoped that many of the local sailors
> > will soon be voyaging to the islands in a more environmental fashion.
> > In addition a vehicle-fueling pump will be installed in the near
> > future. The price at the fuel pump has not yet been established.
> > Other biodiesel interests in the county include the fire department,
> > which has been doing some tests with B20 to reduce emissions in the
> > fire stations. The county waste management agency is also interested
> > in biodiesel and may partner up with the local US Navy base in a
> > biodiesel test production facility.
> > On the side, I am getting around town in my 1984 Mercedes 300D
> > Turbobiodiesel, (B100 of course) just because it's the right thing to
> > do.
> > Kent Bullard
> > Contact me @ kentbullard@...
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