Get Your B20

According to the Daily Journal of Commerce, the Jubitz Travel Center on Tuesday became the first truck stop in Oregon to sell B20 biodiesel.

The retail and commercial fuel station, located east of Interstate 5 near exit 307 in Portland, has transitioned all of its retail diesel pumps to the 20 percent biodiesel blend four months ahead of a July 1 start for the city of Portland’s renewable fuels mandate.

The mandate, passed last year by the Portland City Council, will require all fuel sold within the city limits to contain at least 5 percent biodiesel and 10 percent ethanol by July 1.

“While it may be early in terms of a widespread adoption, it’s clear that in the future B5 and B20 will be part of the fuel landscape, so we wanted to broaden our product offering,” said Mark Gram, vice president and chief financial officer of Jubitz.

So the private sector took government intervention and turned it into a market opportunity…

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