Biofuel Locator Maps Unmet Demands

John Davis

NearBio logoNearBio, the innovator of technology that sends to your computer, cell phone, or mobile device info on where the nearest alternative fuel station is, has established a new web site: NeedBio.COM, a free registry that links local consumer demand for biodiesel with suppliers serving their area.

Check out this from a company press release:

“By giving biodiesel consumers a voice, and giving biodiesel suppliers the needed data to optimize their delivery of biodiesel, NEEDBIO is taking a major step forward in accelerating the US adoption of biodiesel in the most efficient way,” said Lisa Hull, VP and Co-Founder. She added, “With this website, the local demand for biodiesel blends will be documented, tracked, and promoted, and made available to the entire US biodiesel supply side community. This will ensure optimal and rapid provisioning of biodiesel fuel to the regions of greatest interest.”

The NeedBio web site will track information such as what type of vehicle, how many, the gas mileage, the annual mileage, locations of where the consumer fueled up, and even optional comments. Biofuel sellers see this as very valuable information:

“The ability for a supplier to have accurate market data about regional biodiesel demand is of critical importance in determining when and where to expand operations,” said Gavin Carpenter of SeQuential Biofuels. He added, “And just as important is the ability to understand trend data over time, and details about blend requirements, fleet usage, and individual consumer comments. We are thrilled NearBio has created NEEDBIO as a single, nationwide repository for consumer biodiesel demand.”

Of course, this registry will only be as good as the information customers put into it. Officials hope that it will solve some of the frustration behind not being able to find the right biofuel for the right vehicle.