Over the Memorial Day weekend, the governor of New Mexico, Bill Richardson, stood next to the Cummins-Blue Sun Biodiesel dragster and filled 'er up with biodiesel (B20). The event was held at the Nambe Falls Travel Center and marked the opening of the third fueling station in New Mexico to offer ethanol in E10 and E85 proportions and biodiesel (as B5 and B20). Other biofuel-capable vehicles were on hand for the PR event that aimed to raise awareness among local residents that biofuels are here a
Blue Sun Biodiesel, the company that supplies B20 to the top biodiesel municipal fleet in the nation, has got at least one wealthy friend. An anonymous "private individual" has given the company a $3 million unsecured term loan for building up to ten new biodiesel blending and terminal locations this year. The facilities will handle B20 (branded as Fusion biodiesel) and B100. The $3m is not the only good financial news the company is announcing: an undisclosed amount of credit is also being fina
Government Fleet Magazine (you've got your subscription, right?) named Colorado Springs as the city with the top national biodiesel municipal fleet. Blue Sun biodiesel - the provider of the B20 biofuel blend to the city - put out a release explaining the win, noting that Austin, Texas and San Francisco were not the winners. How did GFM pick this fleet? No idea.
It was just last week that Corporate Express announced it would test Isuzu's hybrid trucks in its delivery fleet. Now the Dutch-based company has said that the majority of its trucks in Kansas and Colorado are being filled up with B20. The biofuel is Fusion B20 made by Colorado's Blue Sun Biodiesel, which Corporate Express says is "an ultra-low sulfur fuel comprising 20% virgin oilseed-based biodiesel, from renewable US-grown crops, and 80% petroleum diesel." All that veggie oil in the trucks me