Austin, Texas now holds the distinction of being the number one city in the nation for retail biodiesel. According to the National Biodiesel Board, 19 Shell stations in the Austin area recently opened pumps that carry a blend of 20 percent biodiesel and 80 percent diesel (B20).
Austin Biofuels, a biodiesel distributor and marketer, teamed up with Triple S Petroleum, a local petroleum distributor, to bring B20 to the Shell-branded “Signature Austin” convenience stores.
“It’s an exciting time in Austin,” said Jeff Plowman, president of Austin Biofuels. “As the city is pushing to become the Clean Energy Capital of the World, being a part of the clean energy growth is very fulfilling.”