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June 11, 2013

Biodiesel Advocates Heading to Capitol Hill

Producers Advocating for Strong Renewable Fuels Policy

WASHINGTON – More than 100 biodiesel advocates from across the country are visiting Capitol Hill today urging Congress to support a strong Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Participants include biodiesel producers, distributors and feedstock suppliers representing more than two dozen states.

“The petroleum lobby is making a lot of noise about renewable fuels and we’re coming to town to make sure that Congress hears the other side of the story,” said Todd Ellis, vice president of sales and business development at Seattle-based Imperium Renewables. “Despite what you might hear, the RFS is working, and we’re building a new American fuels industry that is creating jobs, producing cleaner fuel, and ultimately helping consumers.”

“We’ll be reminding Congress that biodiesel is an EPA-designated Advanced Biofuel that is here today and that is exceeding its RFS targets, with two consecutive years of 1 billion gallon production,” Ellis added.

The biodiesel leaders, visiting Washington for an annual membership meeting of the National Biodiesel Board, represent the broad diversity in the industry, with participation from states including California, Connecticut, Florida, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin.

During their Hill visits, they also will advocate for a long-term extension of the biodiesel tax incentive, which is slated to expire again at the end of the year.

“No matter how much domestic oil and gas we find through fracking or new drilling, consumers will continue getting hurt by unstable global petroleum markets until we develop alternatives to oil,” said Anne Steckel, NBB’s vice president of federal affairs. “That’s why Congress passed the RFS in the first place with huge bipartisan support, and it’s why we can’t let up on these goals now.”

Made from an increasingly diverse mix of resources such as recycled cooking oil, soybean oil and animal fats, biodiesel is a renewable, clean-burning diesel replacement that can be used in existing diesel engines. It is the first and only commercial-scale fuel produced across the U.S. to meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s definition as an Advanced Biofuel – meaning the EPA has determined that it reduces greenhouse gas emissions by more than 50 percent when compared with petroleum diesel. It is produced in nearly every state in the country and last year supported some 50,000 jobs nationwide. NBB is the U.S. biodiesel trade association.

My friends at Sirona Fuels in Oakland, California, have just announced they are re-branding their company, and going back to their old branding of Blue Sky Biofuels.

Blue Sky Biofuels are in same location and produce the same high quality beyond ASTM Biodiesel for use in Diesel cars and trucks that support B99 Biodiesel.

B99 Biodiesel is made from 99% non-dino or fossil fuels, rather it is made from recycled used restaurant fryer grease and oil. This keeps old cooking oil out of our sewer systems, out of landfills
and out of animal feedlots.

Blue Sky Biofuels is in the business to collect used cooking oil from restaurants, industry and even households, clean and filter it, and chemically convert it to ASTM Biofuel or biodiesel that can be used in compatible diesel vehicles for up to 70% less pollution from carbon and green house gases. In this day and age of global climate change, we have to take steps to reduce our use in fossil fuels, and help the environment. It’s up to our generation to work now to make it better for our children and grandchildren. Blue Sky Biofuels is committed to doing what is right, and reduce pollution while providing a valuable source of energy that might go wasted or used in a way that is toxic to the animals we raise for food. Yes, using cooking oil no longer fit for human consumption for animal feed is toxic to the animal. Blue Sky is a certified Bay Area Green Business.

We Buy Used Cooking Oil, Grease and Fats

Blue Sky Biofuels is located in Oakland, California, and we collect used cooking oil, fats and greasefree of charge from restaurants and industry in the San Francisco Bay Area, Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco, and surrounding areas. Blue Sky Biofuels will pay industry rates for quantities of used cooking oil, grease and fats.

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In addition to collecting used cooking oil, fats and greases, and making or producing biodiesel, Blue Sky also offers grease trap cleaning, pumping, and maintenance for restaurants and industry in the SFBay Area, Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco, and the greater Bay Area. Blue Sky Biofuels is the Bay Biodiesel source.

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I run Biodiesel in my 1997 Dodge Ram with a 5.9 liter straight six Cummins. With the P7100 fuel injection pump, this diesel engine runs happily on B99 or B100 Biodiesel. It runs quieter since Biodiesel has more viscosity than petroleum based diesel, and it has as much power and gets as good as fuel mileage as diesel. The exhaust smells like fryer oil, and is much easier to smell than the acrid smell of the petro based diesel. And the biodiesel is about 70% less polluting than the fossil fuel diesel.

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I have a Cummins Diesel powered Dodge truck and it burns Biodiesel all the time. My favorite place to buy biodiesel is at Blue Sky BioFuels in Oakland, California.

Blue Sky BioFuels is happy to fill your fuel tank of your diesel car or truck with the alternative and sustainable biodiesel fuel, or they can fill up a drum or drums, and plastic cube containers. I normally show up on a Saturday every so often, get the truck filed up, and a 30 gallon drum and some cubes. This is to make my trips to Blue Sky BioFuels as efficient as possible. Most often I am paying around .50 cents less per gallon of great quality Biodiesel than I would for Dino Diesel at my local gas station.

Why buy Biodiesel in the San Francisco Bay Area for a diesel car or truck? First reason is that it tends to be much less polluting, and there is the fact that no wars are being fought to control oil drilling in far off foreign countries. Biodiesel at Blue Sky BioFuels is made from recycled fryer grease, and this is good for the environment as used oil is kept out of landfills, or not being used as animal feed.

And Biodiesel smells much better than Dino or Fossil Fuel Diesel.

Also my friends at Left Coast Diesel have a special on S&B Cold Air Intake Kit and MBRP Aluminized Exhaust with Tip Special for your Diesel Truck $999.00. This is installed! Whoosh!

Going to Burning Man in your Diesel powered car, van or truck? If so, consider stopping by Sirona Fuels, now Blue Sky Bio-Fuels in Oakland and fill your tank up locally produced B99 Biodiesel that comes from locally collected used restaurant cooking oil recycled into biofuel. It’s good for the air, good for the planet, and it smells way better than petro diesel.

Blue Sky Bio Fuels sells Biodiesel at their production facility in Oakland, California. Blue Sky Biofuels is close to Berkeley, San Francisco and is centrally located in the San Francisco Bay Area.

BioFuel your diesel car and truck today!

There is a Green Tech Revolution in Lubrication and Hydraulics happening in the San Francisco Bay Area. Lubricating oils and Hydraulic Fluids normally made from the finite resource Fossil Fuels, are being re-invented and manufactured using the Greenest of technology. These new Lubrication Oils and Hydraulic Fluids are being made with Plant Based Oils as their main source instead of dino oils pumped from the ecological fragile ground and oceans. Plant based oils and hydraulic fluids are biodegradable, sustainable and non-polluting, and they are carbon neutral; an increasingly important consideration in our fight against Global Climate Change.

Three young start up companies are working together along with industry and higher education to combine their knowledge and research into finding new uses for Plant Based Oils and reducing and eventually eliminating our dependence on fossil fuels sourced locally, nationally and internationally. It is the right thing to do. We must radically reduce our dependence on fossil fuels or perish as a civilization.

Sirona Fuels in Oakland, CA, takes used cooking oils, and Jotropha plant oils, and processes them into BioDiesel. The BioDiesel is up to 70% less polluting than Fossil Fuel based Diesel, and recycles an exhausted cooking oil instead of dumping it down the drain, abandoned in land fills or turned into a toxic brew of animal food for feedlot cattle, and other factory farmed animals, and pets. Bay Area Biofuel is available at Blue Sky Bio Fuels. If you live in the Bay Area, and are seeking San Francisco Biofuel, Berkeley Biofuel, Oakland Biofuel and General Bay Area Biofuel, it can pay off in savings, and in you doing the right thing by buying your ASTM Biodiesel from Sirona Fuels.

Skip To Renew produces Lubrication Oils based on Algae and other Plants, for bicycle chains, and other mechanical components, and it produces industrial hydraulic fluids for many uses. Skip to Renew’s Re:cyclist brand of chain lube has been tested on all types of bicycle chains, both in clean and dusty, muddy environments. Skip to Renew offers two versions of their bike chain lube: Re:Cyclist
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My family has six bicycles, all of which were needing a good chain lube. Some of the bikes had never seen any lube at all since new, and others had gone a long time without lubrication, and my mountain bike had a rather rough and nasty ride the last time I took it out of the garage. That rough ride had me climbing dusty trails, and zooming down wet muddy trails, and making water crossings that had my sprockets and chain all getting soaked, dusty, muddy, and just plain filthy. It was so filthy that my shifting suffered, and the chain skipped cogs. It wasn’t just missing lubrication, it was actually kinking up. So I took a bottle of Skip to Renew chain lube and soaked the chain, and then scrubbed it using a tooth brush, and finally completely washed it using the Skip-to-Renew Re:Cyclist lube. Wiped off the excess with a rag, and my seemingly worn out chain was suddenly very happy, very quiet and my gear shifts were precise, and immediate. No searching for a gear. It just snicked into gear happily. Cool!

Was thinking about my good fortune, and looked in my garage for other things to lube.Spied my PowerMover boat dolly with a 1/2 horsepower electric motor, and it’s non-o-ring chain, and gave it the same Re:Cyclist treatment that I gave my bike chain. Wow! the motor no longer strains to move my boat up my sloped driveway, and of course the chain is as quiet as can be.

Next I spied my motorcycle sitting there all neglected. This bike has a non-o-ring chain also, and had been suffering from a kink or two. Out came the Re:cyclist chain lube, and in a short time I had a beautiful quiet, clean, and non kinking motorcycle chain.

I am jazzed. The Re:Cyclist chain lube works wonders with old funky grimy chains, both motorcycle, bicycle and industrial. It cleans, lubes and frees up sticking links. And what I really dig is that the lube is bio-degradable, is made with plant based oils, and it just bloody works.

I’m going to try the Re:Cyclist plant based biodegradable lubricant on my bicycle and motorcycle cables next. The bike has a mighty stiff clutch cable. Think I’ll use it lube all the mechanical joints too.