Getting biodiesel into your old Mercedes might soon get a whole lot easier, now that national gasoline chain Safeway has introduced B20 to its first station. The Pleasanton, California company decided on a Seattle-area store for the introduction and Mayor Greg Nickels put some into a VW Golf at the grand opening on Wednesday.
So far, Safeway officials tell the AP, customers are taking to the biofuel even though there hasn't been any prompting or advertising. The next two test stations will also likely be in Seattle, since apparently the granola-loving Northwest is the right place to test B20 at the pump. The soy-based biodiesel is made in Iowa.

[Source: Curt Woodward / AP in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer]



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