Connecticut Gets First Biodiesel Station

John Davis

rell.jpgConnecticut, known for its bedroom communities for commuters heading into New York City, has its first station for those commuters wanting to fuel up with biodiesel.

This press release says Governor M. Jodi Rell cut the ribbon on the first public-access retail biodiesel station in Connecticut at the Berkshire Country Store in West Cornwall:

“Today marks a true milestone for our state,” Governor Rell said. “Today, we are expanding access to domestic, renewable energy options for Connecticut residents and businesses.

“It boils down to choice. Connecticut businesses and residents have the choice of buying electricity generated by clean, renewable sources. However, when it comes to the liquid fuel we put in our vehicles, Connecticut residents have had no options for a clean-burning, renewable alternative until today.”

The Connecticut Department of Transportation has been using a biodiesel blend for six years and commercial fleet owners have had access to a biodiesel station in New Haven for several years. However, until now, biodiesel has not been made available to the public at a Connecticut retail location.
Hale Hill Farm Biofuels will be supplying the biodiesel for the station.