The Oil End Game: Innovations for Profits, Jobs, and Security
(Rocky Mountain Institute 2004) --
This independent, peer-reviewed synthesis for American business
and military leaders charts a roadmap for getting the U.S. completely,
attractively and profitably off oil.
Short Path to Oil Independence (Earth-Policy.org October 13th
turning to biodiesel (Mount Shasta Herald August 11th 2004)
moving into mainstream (Mount Shasta Herald June 2nd 2004)
offers renewable fuel alternative (Record Searchlight May 16, 2004)
in Siskiyou County
Farmers dedicated to supporting domestic fuel sources joined other citizens
and the Shasta Energy Group to bring biodiesel into Siskiyou County.
Congratulations everyone, we succeeded! Cross
Petroleum is now suppling B20 at the Pacific Pride fuel station 1012
North Mount Shasta Boulevard in Mount Shasta, CA. The station telephone
number is 530 926-2049.
Biodiesel is a clean burning alternative fuel that is produced from
recycled or pure vegetable oil. Biodiesel can be used in any standard
unmodified diesel in pure form (B100) or blended at any proportion with
petroleum diesel. Biodiesel can also be used in heaters in a blend with
Use of Biodiesel in a conventional diesel engine results in a substantial
reduction of unburned hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, and particulate
emission when compared to emissions from a petroleum diesel engine.
Biodiesel has passed Tier 1 and Tier II Health Effects testing required
by the Clean Air Act.
According to research
conducted at the University of California, Davis:
potential of Biodiesel particulate matter is 80% less than standard
No. 1 and No. 2 diesel fuel.
- Pure Biodiesel
(B100) is completely biodegradable and non-toxic to plants, animals
- Reduced greenhouse
emissions by upwards of 75%.
biodiesel used as a pure fuel or is blended with petroleum diesel?
Biodiesel can be used in pure form (B100) or blended with petroleum
in any percentage. It can also be blended with kerosene. B20 (20% by
volume biodiesel and 80% by volume petroleum diesel) has demonstrated
significant environmental benefits.
I use biodiesel in my personal automobile?
Biodiesel can be used in ANY standard diesel engine without any conversions.
Biodiesel is compatible with diesel engines including generators, tractors,
automobiles and kerosene heaters.
does biodiesel react in our colder climates of Siskiyou County?
It is recommended that biodiesel be blended with petroleum diesel when
temperatures drop below 40 degrees F. At low temperatures pure biodiesel
(B100) coagulates or gels. See the table below for biodiesel blends
and gel temperatures. (Check Back Soon for the Table!)
can I buy biodiesel?
Biodiesel pumping stations are slowly popping up across the United States.
The very first biodiesel pumping station (B20) in Siskiyou County is
the Pacific Pride fuel station 1012 North
Mount Shasta Boulevard in Mount Shasta. Cross Petroleum
is researching other possible fueling sites in Siskiyou and Shasta counties.
The nearest stations to us in Siskiyou County are Talent (OR), Arcata
(CA) and Chico (CA). For a map of other stations in the United States
navigate to the National
Biodiesel Board website.
there tax credits available for using biodiesel?
There is a 1 cent
per percent biodiesel per gallon tax credit available (20 cent limit).
In other words, you can get 20 cents per gallon back on your tax return
for using biodiesel. You can also see up to a 13% increase in fuel efficiency.
For more information
PO Box 492200
Attn: Jim Cross
Other Siskiyou County Fuel Suppliers
1500 Mott Road, Mt. Shasta 96067
can I get more information?
Book- “From the Fryer to the Fuel Tank” by Joshua Tickell
Veggie Fuel Video
a biodiesel station in your area:
Map of Retail Fueling Sites