Austin, Texas: Leading Biodiesel Availability in US


Austin, Texas has a lot of good things going for it; we learned all about its public transportation, recycling practices and general "green-ness" when we asked the city's residents to fill us in on some of the finer points of living there. We're happy to add another TreeHugging service to the list: Austin now has more B20 (20% biodiesel) pumps than anywhere else in the US. With the recent addition of biodiesel at nineteen Shell stations around the city, Austin now has a grand total of twenty fuel stations that carry B20, as well as three that have B99 or B100 available. "This concentration of B20 pumps should be a goal for all major U.S. cities," said Joe Jobe, CEO of the National Biodiesel Board (NBB). "What's happening in Austin with B20 availability represents a significant achievement, and is a powerful stand for renewable energy and energy independence." The NBB estimates that there are more than 800 biodiesel pumps across the county. ::NBB Press Release via ::AutoblogGreen