Environment Council of Rhode Island

...building an ecologically healthy future in a sustainable economy

Biodiesel Fueling Station

REC Fuels is doing their part to promote cleaner air and sustainable energy. REC Fuels has effectively integrated a Biodiesel alternative at its fueling station in Providence. This progressive company has been offering Biodiesel as an alternative to standard diesel fuel since August 2003. Biodiesel fuel consists of vegetable or animal oils and has proven to be cleaner burning, biodegradable, and non-toxic. The Biodiesel blend is made up of 20% recent biological sources and 80% fossil fuel and can be used effectively in normal diesel engines. REC Fuels pumps over 3,000 gallons a month, serving over 100 companies operating over 600 vehicles. In the future, REC would like to include Biodiesel for use in home heating and additional pumping stations as well as produce Biodiesel from used grease at a local processing plant.

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John H. Chafee Outstanding Conservation Project/Program
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