In honor of Earth Day, we want to say a big THANK YOU to all of our customers who choose renewable fuel—even when it’s not Earth Day. Together, Propel customers have a significant and positive impact on our planet, reducing both harmful emissions and petroleum use. Just check out our Community CleanDrive Report:
Interested to see your own impact? Any Propel customer can have a personalized CleanDrive report that shows the positive benefits of choosing renewable fuel. Simply register at propelfuels.com/CleanDrive and start racking up your numbers every time you fill. Plus, each time you track a fill you’ll be entered to win monthly prizes like free fuel and exclusive Propel gear.
What better day to start seeing your positive impact than Earth Day? Sign up now.
Posted in Biodiesel, blog, Climate Change, Emissions, Ethanol, Flex Fuel E85, Green House Gases (GHG), Nox, Particulates, Personal Carbon Credits, Propel Biofuels, Propel Customers
Tagged alternative fuel, Biodiesel, biodiesel driver, biofuel, carbon emissions, CleanDrive, diesel, domestic fuel, E85, E85 driver, earth day 2014, ethanol, propel, Propel Fuels, renewable fuel
Come get your fill of Flex Fuel E85 and Biodiesel B20 at Propel’s new Clean Fuel Point in Sacramento @ Mak’s Valero station, 1101 Broadway. During the Grand Opening event, try $10 of Flex Fuel E85 or Biodiesel B20 for FREE!
The Grand Opening celebration goes from Tuesday, September 11 through Friday, September 14, 10am – 7pm. Hope to see you all there!
Posted in Biodiesel, Ethanol, Events, Flex Fuel, Flex Fuel E85, Propel Biofuels, Propel Customers, Retail locations, Vehicles
Tagged alternative fuel, american fuel, American made, biodiesel driver, biofuel, biofuel feedstock, diesel, domestic fuel, E85, E85 driver, ethanol, flex fuel tahoe, ford diesel, ford ffv, global warming, Green Business, Jetta TDI, low-carbon fuel, propel, Propel customer, Propel Fuels, renewable fuel, Volkswagen TDI
Yeehaw! This March, Propel is taking our show on the road, visiting seven of our CA fuel sites to bring Flex Fuel and Biodiesel drivers the chance to try clean burning, American-made fuels for free.
From the Bay Area all the way down to San Diego, Propel’s Roadshow duo Emily and Emily will be cruising the West Coast, sharing their renewable fuel knowledge and offering new Propel customers at least $10 of free fuel along the way. The tour kicks off on Wednesday, March 7, in Elk Grove, CA (just outside of Sacramento) and concludes Friday, March 23 in Arcadia, CA (just outside of LA). For a full list of dates and locations, be sure to visit the Homegrown Roadshow online.
In addition to free fuel, Roadshow event attendees can also partake in special offers and giveaways from our convenience store partners. Own a business with fleet vehicles? We’ll have a dedicated fleet specialist on-hand at every event to discuss exclusive fleet savings and the many performance advantages of Flex Fuel and Biodiesel.
Can’t make it to an event? Starting next week, drivers can follow the Roadshow live on Facebook, and be sure to keep your eyes peeled for our official tour vehicle, Scout, passing through town. Every Scout or Roadshow picture posted to Facebook is a chance to win Propel swag and free fuel, so whether you see us live in person or you spy Scout zipping around your city, snap away!
See you on the Roadshow!
Posted in At the Pump, Biodiesel, Events, Flex Fuel, Flex Fuel E85, Propel Biofuels
Tagged alternative fuel, Biodiesel, biodiesel driver, biofuel, domestic fuel, E85, E85 driver, E85 locations, ethanol, Event, Flex Fuel, Homegrown Roadshow, low-carbon fuel, propel, Propel customer, Propel Fuels, Propel Fuels Homegrown Roadshow, renewable fuel
Drumroll please! After months (on our end) of anticipation, we’re excited to announce that PropelFuels.com is now easier to use and more community-driven than ever:
Informative content, enhanced navigation.
We know your time is valuable. With the new PropelFuels.com, you’ll also find quick access to dedicated sections for:
- Vehicles: Millions of vehicles on the road today can run renewable fuels. Can yours?
- Resources: Access third-party studies, fuel FAQs, the truth about biofuel myths and more
- Fleet & Commercial: Find customer solutions, exclusive fleet savings and real user testimonials
- Owners & Operators: All our questions abou bringing clean fuels to your station answered
Posted in Biodiesel, Flex Fuel, Green Business, Media, Propel Biofuels, Technology
Tagged alternative fuel, Biodiesel, biofuel, ethanol, Flex Fuel, Green Business, propel, Propel customer service, Propel Fuels, Propel locations, Propel online, Propel website, renewable fuel
Propel Fuels' Redwood City, CA, Clean Fuel Point
Last week, Propel Fuels announced a multi-year agreement with Pacific Convenience & Fuels (PC&F) to co-locate Clean Fuel Points (renewable fuel stations) with PC&F gas stations and convenience stores throughout the Western U.S.
The largest deal of its kind, the new agreement will provide renewable fuel choice to America’s most underserved market. According to Matt Horton, CEO of Propel Fuels:
“This first of its kind agreement allows us to quickly scale our business, opening the door to renewable fuel access across the Western U.S., America’s most underserved market for renewable fuels. And with U.S. automakers significantly increasing production of Flex Fuel and diesel vehicles, we will give customers true choice at the pump, making progress towards reducing our nation’s dependence on foreign oil and lowering carbon emissions.”
Propel and PC&F have identified more than 80 potential locations for Clean Fuel Points throughout PC&F’s network of 300 stations in California, Washington, Oregon and Colorado, which operate under various brands including Chevron, 76, Conoco and Circle K. Propel’s partnership with PC&F will provide consumers and fleets across the Western states with greater access to renewable fuels and enable both companies to accelerate expansion plans.
To expand public access to renewable fuels, Propel is working in coordination with the U.S. Department of Energy and the California Energy Commission on station development programs such as California’s Low Carbon Fuel Infrastructure Investment Initiative. As advanced biofuel production facilities break ground in California, Propel’s agreement with PC&F will provide the next phase of fueling locations crucial to meeting the goals of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard.
Learn more about Propel Fuels and PC&F online at www.propelfuels.com and www.pcandf.com, respectively.
Posted in Biodiesel, Flex Fuel E85, Green Business, Propel Biofuels, Retail locations
Tagged alternative fuel, Biodiesel, Clean Fuel Point, E85, E85 locations, Flex Fuel, Green Business, Pacific Convenience, PC&F, propel, Propel Fuels, Propel station, renewable fuel, Renewable Fuel Station
This month marks the start of the FREEDOM Film Tour - a nationwide tour of screenings for the new, renewable fuel-focused documentary FREEDOM.
The latest labor of love from filmmakers Josh & Rebecca Tickell – the duo behind the 2008 award-winning documentary FUEL – FREEDOM takes place in the aftermath of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Moved to action by the physical and emotional impact of the spill, Josh and Rebecca take an international journey to investigate alternatives to fossil fuels.
As Patrick Robinson of the West Seattle Herald writes in the film’s first review:
“FREEDOM makes a completely compelling case that by converting our dependence on oil to a literally home grown source of energy we achieve several goals. First we improve our economy by spending energy dollars here, second we create more jobs, third we base our energy needs on a renewable resource (corn and biomass), fourth we reduce our impact on the environment.”
After kicking off in the Pacific Northwest, the tour will make its way – via the ethanol-fueled FREEDOM Bus – down the coast of California this week before heading through most major cities from Phoenix to Washington DC.
Propel is excited to join Josh, Rebecca and company in celebrating FREEDOM at its San Diego, CA, premiere tomorrow, August 12th, at the AMC Mission Valley theaters at 7pm. To join us at this screening, visit the San Diego premiere Facebook page.
For more information on FREEDOM, to view a full tour schedule or to buy the DVD, visit the FREEDOM Film online – and be sure to connect with fellow FREEDOM fans on Facebook.
Posted in Biodiesel, Events, Flex Fuel, Flex Fuel E85, Propel Biofuels
Tagged alternative fuel, biofuel feedstock, E85, ethanol, Flex Fuel, Freedom Film San Diego, Freedom Film Tour, Josh Tickell, propel, Rebecca Tickell, The Freedom Bus, The Freedom Film
Propel Fuels' Redwood City Location
Residents and passersthrough of CA’s Bay Area Peninsula have a new choice in fueling with the Grand Opening of Propel Fuels’ newest renewable fuel location in Redwood City, CA.
Home to Propel’s corporate headquarters, Redwood City’s strong sense of community, central location between San Francisco and San Jose and growing population of alternative fuel vehicles makes it an ideal partner for Propel’s Bay Area expansion.
“As a country, we face a lot of pretty serious challenges. And most of us as individuals can’t really impact those big problems,” said Propel CEO Matt Horton. “One of the most important of those is our nation’s dependence on petroleum. All you have to do is look at the price of gasoline to see how big of an impact that has on our country and our economy. One of the challenges for consumers is that it’s not really their fault because we’ve never really had choices at the pump, people haven’t been able to put anything in their vehicles other than petroleum. With this grand opening, we’re very excited to show consumers there is something we can do today to start to decrease our dependence on petroleum.”
Representatives from San Mateo County and the City of Redwood City brought out their own alternative fuel vehicles, include a City of Redwood City Flex Fuel police cruiser, to help celebrate the station opening.
One of Redwood City's own Flex Fuel police cruisers pulls up for the Inaugural Fill
Propel CEO Matt Horton thanks Redwood City Mayor Jeff Ira
“You can see as soon as you come into Redwood City that it’s something we strive for: to be very environmental, to be very green — and to have this station here is very, very exciting for us,” said Redwood City Mayor Jeff Ira. “Propel is a dynamic leader, and we’re really looking forward to having more stations, and certainly having more stations here in Redwood City as well.”
Added Karen Schkolnick of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, “When you consider that over 40% of air pollution and 50% of green house gases in this region come from the transportation sector, you begin to understand the huge health and global climate benefits can be derived from alternative fuels.” She continued, “That is why it is great to be here with Propel for the launch of this station, and hopefully many more in the Bay Area.”
As with all its CA stations, Propel’s Redwood City location offers both Flex Fuel E85 (an ethanol-based fuel compatible with all “Flex Fuel” vehicles) and Biodiesel (compatibile with all diesel vehicles).
To see more coverage from Tuesday’s event, be sure to visit Domestic Fuel online and The San Francisco Business Times, or visit Propel Fuels to learn more about advantages, compatibility and availability of renewable fuels.
Posted in At the Pump, Biodiesel, Flex Fuel, Flex Fuel E85, Green Business, News Links, Propel Biofuels, Retail locations
Tagged alternative fuel, BAAQMD, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, Biodiesel, biofuel, City of Redwood City, County of San Mateo, domestic fuel, Domestic Fuels, E85, ethanol, Flex Fuel, Green Business, low-carbon fuel, Matt Horton, Mayor Jeff Ira, propel, Propel Fuels, Redwood City, Redwood City City Council, San Francisco Business Tmes, Valero Redwood City, Whipple and Veterans