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Biodiesel: Safeway Switches to Safer Fuel

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Click here to BiofuelsPortland.com!The grocery chain Safeway's distribution fleet in Arizona has recently switched to using a biodiesel blend. Safeway operates a fleet of 79 trucks in Arizona, and is using B20, a blend of 20 percent biodiesel and 80 percent petroleum diesel.

According to http://www.safeway.com, the company is also operating its 550-truck fleet in California on B20. By using biodiesel in those two areas, 69 percent of Safeway's diesel purchase is now B20. Switching to B20 in Arizona and California reduces Safeway's CO2 gas output by 23,021 metric tons per year, and the company says that is equivalent to 4,983 passenger cars not being driven for a year.

Besides being safer for the environment, biodiesel is safer to handle than diesel fuel, with a higher flashpoint.


To view the original article and related items got to: http://www.biodiesel.org/news/bulletin/2007/090407.htm

Ross Turkus,

BDS Senior Admin Specialist

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