The first biofuels station has opened today in Solano County, CA. The Plaza Oliver Valero at 1009 Oliver Road in Fairfield is now carrying E85 and biodiesel.
Plaza Oliver Valero will celebrate the grand opening of this new facility Saturday and Sunday. The site will help support the nearly 400,000 flexible fuel vehicles that can use E85 in the state of California.
The station was made possible with a $3.5 million California Air Resources Board grant, administered by the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District.
Air Resources Board chairwoman Mary Nichols described E85 as a transitional fuel that will help get Californians used to the idea of trying alternative fuels as the state moves forward in its efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.