Bioenergy

Biodiesel Network in West

Biodiesel is growing in popularity for truck drivers everywhere. Alamosa, Colorado will start catering to the biodiesel market by becoming the home of a high-volume terminal for commercial fuel sales.

Colorado Springs, Colorado — September 13, 2004 [SolarAccess.com] Blue Sun Biodiesel and Alta Fuels plan to open the operation this fall, and it will offer a sequential blending facility with B20, a fuel offered by Blue Sun. The terminal, located at Acorn Petroleum, will also offer fuel transport across the Western states through an existing rail system. “This infrastructure development is essential to achieving our near-term objectives,” said Blue Sun President and CEO Jeff Probst. “We want to provide high quality and cost competitive fuel to our customers and consumers across the region that would otherwise be excluded or required to pay higher costs due to their geographic location.” The new terminal in Alamosa is part of a growing regional trend that has seen increased public and private sector use. Several new retail outlets have opened major cities during the past year, including: Colorado Springs, Aspen, Crested Butte, Commerce City, Denver, Ft. Collins, Ft. Morgan, Sterling, Pueblo, Durango, Santa Fe and Boulder. Blue Sun B20 is produced from virgin vegetable oil, proprietary fuel additives and high-quality diesel fuel in a 20/80 biodiesel to diesel ratio. Colorado consumes about 500 million gallons of diesel fuel per year for highway use, and in the diesel fuel represents about 20 percent of the total petroleum oil consumption in the U.S.