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Junior Mint
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Basically for the last couple of years I was able to buy B20 at the Shell 'signature' stations which are common in TX. Probably 8 of them in Austin alone.

For some time now I have not been able to purchase any Biodiesel. The websites that list biodiesel sources all appear to be out of date as well. It appears that the EPA had a hand in getting Bio removed from the stations due to a slight increase in one particular tailpipe pollutant but I don't know the details.

What to do?

My truck LOVED that stuff as it smoked less and sounded notably smoother on the B20.

Any info on sources and/ or updates on availability would be appreciated.

Thanks.
 

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theres a place in DFW that has it, dont yall have the wille bio d at the truck stops?

yeah EPA has fooked this up alot.....they still cant figure out the nitrogen and co2 that there getting outta the bio d is just what the plants absorbed growing. i agree my trucks are much happier on a mix of biod.

Biodiesel.org - For Sale

DFW biod is supposed to be top quality there equipment is supposed to be fully automated, centrifuge the crap and water out....i wanna get another 1000gal tank and have them deliver it. we used to get it in stephenville one of the wholesalers always had it but didnt have enough people buying to keep it. cant convince some people at all.
 

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Subscribing aswell...I don't think Houston has any:confused:
 

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Suns if you cant find Bio D dump 1 cup SVO in with your fuel. It will lube the injectors very nicely
 

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theres a place in DFW that has it, dont yall have the wille bio d at the truck stops?

yeah EPA has fooked this up alot.....they still cant figure out the nitrogen and co2 that there getting outta the bio d is just what the plants absorbed growing. i agree my trucks are much happier on a mix of biod.

Biodiesel.org - For Sale

DFW biod is supposed to be top quality there equipment is supposed to be fully automated, centrifuge the crap and water out....i wanna get another 1000gal tank and have them deliver it. we used to get it in stephenville one of the wholesalers always had it but didnt have enough people buying to keep it. cant convince some people at all.
Jake,

Thanks for the info. I may have to run out to DFW BIO and check it out. The problem with the map (as Suns stated) is that it's out of date. The station in Keller doesn't carry it anymore, and I don't think they have for over 6 months. :(
 

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The truck stop at 170/35W used to sale b20 and they still have the stickers out. I spoke with the fuel delivery guy last month and he said that he hasn't delivered any bio or bio blends all year. I dunno..
 

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houstonbiodiesel.com

there is a place off of 290 and 362 I heard of Ineed to go and check them out!

Is this the guy that was distributing the stuff out of his boat storage facility? Nice guy, good product, and a great price for B99 if so (like $.90 LESS than #2).

Unfortunately he is closed on weekends which is the only time that me and the truck pass thru that area and even then that is a rare occurence.

The Bio-Willie place up on I-35 outside Waco (Hillsboro I think) is no longer selling Bio either.

The number of responses to this thread in such a short time make it clear that I'm not the only one that misses this product being available.
 

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Yup, Suns, you are right. The EPA screwed up biodiesel in Texas and parts of California. They are obsessed with tropspheric ozone. They act like it is VX gas.

Here in Indiana, the problem isn't the EPA, its the weather. Biodiesel clouds at 35 degrees. Much of the winter and spring are too cold to use it here.

B2 (a joke IMO) is fairly common in Indiana. There area couple stations where you can get B5 and B10, and a few more that offer B20. There is a place near Muncie that will sell you B100, but it ain't cheap.

Myself, I only run a little B100 in the summer to clean out my fuel system. The stuff is better solvent than Stoddard Solvent. I keep at least four fuel filters as the B100 dissolves the gunk in great globs.

B100 has only 125,000 BTU/gal, so it screws up my MPG. Once the system is A-OK, I stick to dino-diesel. Roll yer own.
 

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houstonbiodiesel.com

there is a place off of 290 and 362 I heard of Ineed to go and check them out!


That is were I use to fill up all the time. Always had really clean biodiesel. Love the way the truck ran when I ran biodiesel.
 

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I dont think so are you thinking of the guy David at DI was going to? If so he had to stop selling it.
That's correct. In fact David gave me directions there once.

I guess we just can't get the stuff in TX anymore.

That's really a shame.
 

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The main reason you can't find it is because the price of #2 is too low for the biodiesel makers to make a profit. Back when #2 was crowding $5.00 per gal they were doing good. Feedstock oil to make biodiesel is scarce and expensive because of increased demand, plus, biodiesel makers in US are shipping it to Europe were its use is mandated by law, because they can make a profit over there. This is the reason you see other sources of feedstock like algea oil, chicken beef and pork fat being developed. This doesn't help you find any, but it helps you understand why. Follow the money.
 

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This was something I was considering the other day. I was up in Hippieville and saw b20 at a gas station. It's safe to run on a stock fuel system?
 

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In Dallas there is a place called The Green Spot at the corner of Buckner and Northcliff. They sell B100 from a 1000g tank on the side of the building and have either B5 or B20 (can't recall right now) at the regular pumps. I go down and fill w/ B100 when I can. Runs smooth and quiet. I don't really notice a difference in mileage.
I was told by an employee that the owner was looking into building his own processing plant in the Dallas area. They are the only game left in the Dallas area that I can find. What ever happened to BioWillie and his planned processing facility?

Below is a link to The Green Spot
http://www.greenspotmarket.com/

I always call to be sure they currently have the B100. They frequently run out being the only game in town. They recently upsized from a 500 to 100 gallon tank.
 
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