Fuel crisis and climate change make biodiesel an increasingly attractive and commercially viable alternative fuel. New stations popping up in the Lower Mainland offer stable prices and significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
VANCOUVER, BC ? Recycling Alternative?s new card-lock biodiesel pump station, opening this Saturday (June 21st), is the third biodiesel station to open in the Lower Mainland in the past three months, and the first to make carbon tax-free biodiesel (B100 ? made from 100% recycled waste feedstock) available to commercial fleets and residential consumers alike.
The station?s launch marks the emergence of biodiesel as an increasingly attractive alternative fuel, praised for its ability to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and deliver stable, competitive prices at the pump (now cheaper than conventional diesel). Consumers may also get a chance to fill-up alongside the likes of biodiesel supporters, David Suzuki and actress Daryl Hannah (Hannah bought Suzuki a membership at the Vancouver Biodiesel Co-op).
?On the surface we?re launching a fuel station, but in reality we?re serving a movement,? said Jean-Michel Toriel, Biodiesel Manager for Recycling Alternative, one of Vancouver?s oldest recycling companies. ?In the face of climate change, peak oil and rising gas prices, biodiesel is an important solution, reducing greenhouse gas emissions anywhere from 60% to 90% and at carbon-tax free prices that are now better than conventional fossil fuels.?
Some of the benefits of B100 biodiesel include:
l Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 60%-92%
l Waste feedstock means no impact on food supply and stable prices.
l Reducing air pollution including particulate matter and sulphur dioxide
l No carbon tax
Members of the media, new customers and curious onlookers are invited to attend the station launch, held in association with the Vancouver Biodiesel Co-op.
WHAT: Biodiesel Fuelling Station Launch & BBQ
WHEN: Saturday, June 21, 12pm ? 4pm
WHERE: Recycling Alternative ? 360 Industrial Ave. (near Main & Terminal)
WHO: New biodiesel cutomers, curious onlookers and community leaders.
Last update: 20-08-2008 16:35