SeQuential-Pacific ushers in spring with return to B99 blends
Spring is in the air in the Pacific Northwest, bringing warmer temperatures, blooming plant life and a wider availability of sustainable, low-carbon fuel. Beginning March 1, SeQuential-Pacific Biodiesel, the Northwest’s longest-running commercial biodiesel producer, is returning to 99 percent biodiesel blends (B99) at its local retail outlets after offering B50 for the colder months. B99 will be available at more than 30 locations across Oregon and Washington for $3.99 a gallon.
The return to B99 marks the conclusion of SeQuential-Pacific’s winter blending period. Like all diesel fuels, biodiesel is susceptible to gelling at colder temperatures. The gel point for biodiesel is slightly higher than that of petroleum diesel, so biodiesel is often blended with higher proportions of petroleum diesel during the winter to lower the overall gel point of the fuel. To ensure customers have the best possible experience using biodiesel, SeQuential-Pacific automatically increases the blend of petroleum diesel in its product to 50 percent from November through February. This allows users to travel freely between winter climates without fear of engine problems caused by solidifying fuel.
“Customer satisfaction is our No. 1 priority,” said Gavin Carpenter, director of sales for SeQuential-Pacific Biodiesel. “Our winter blending policy eliminates concerns about engine problems caused by gelling and provides a worry-free experience for our customers.”
SeQuential-Pacific’s biodiesel is a clean-burning, renewable fuel made from recycled cooking oil. The company collects oil from more than 7,000 Pacific Northwest restaurants and businesses and turns it into biodiesel that is used by commercial fleets and fuel distributors along the West Coast. Using biodiesel from SeQuential-Pacific offers significant environmental and economic benefits. Biodiesel emits as much as 78 percent less carbon dioxide than petroleum diesel, and is a competitively priced, locally produced alternative to fuel made with foreign oil.
Click here for a complete list of retail locations offering SeQuential-Pacific’s B99 biodiesel.
Founded in 2005, SeQuential-Pacific Biodiesel is a joint-venture between SeQuential Biofuels of Oregon and Pacific Biodiesel of Maui, Hawaii. As the longest-running commercial biodiesel producer in the Pacific Northwest, SeQuential-Pacific is deeply committed to improving the environment and invigorating the local economy by providing a clean-burning, renewable fuel that is sustainably produced from regionally sourced feedstocks. SeQuential-Pacific makes its biodiesel from recycled cooking oil collected from thousands of restaurants and businesses throughout the region. Every drop of oil the company collects is turned into biodiesel that is then distributed back into the local community.