Bently closes retail store to focus on wholesale, home delivery

By Ron Kotrba | December 05, 2012

Minden, Nev.-based Bently Biofuels, a 1 MMgy biodiesel producer and fuel distributor, among other things, recently closed its retail C-store, the Bently Biofuels Outpost on Buckeye Road in Minden to prepare for a new direction the company will take in 2013: wholesale biodiesel sales to its northern Nevada and California outlets. The Outpost in Minden, however, will still sell fuel—E10 (regular gasoline), E85, B5, B20 and B50 in the winter months and B99 in summer months. Clients will be able to use credit or debit cards to pay at the pump 24/7.

Come next year, the company will focus on wholesale biodiesel sales to its six retail outlets: Bently Biofuels Outpost in Minden, Nev.; Allied Washoe in Reno, Nev.; Sacramento Biodiesel Network in Sacramento, Calif.; The Biofuel Oasis in Berkley, Calif.; and Dogpatch Biofuels and People’s Fuel Cooperative, both in San Francisco.

Bently Biofuels is also offering delivery of B20 home heating oil. Off-road red dye B20 and B50 will continue to be available, the company said.

In other company news, Donald E. Bently passed away this October and his son Christopher Bently has taken the helm of the Bently family of companies. Christopher has led the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Designs (LEED) certification of several buildings in the company’s portfolio, and he looks forward to increasing involvement in the Minden, Nev., area in 2013. 

Bently Biofuels has been producing biodiesel from seed and recycled cooking oil since 2005. 


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