Although my sister, the intrepid L.A. street-hiker, stands as proof that some Angelenos do travel on foot, it’s still fair to say that to get from point A to point B in Los Angeles, almost everyone drives. Given the sprawling layout, the subpar public transit system, and the auto-focused infrastructure, combatting car culture in L.A. could be a losing battle. On the other hand, giving those thirsty fuel tanks a new drink of choice may be the best way yet to combat pollution without curbing cars.

Enter Lovecraft Biofuels and the Biodiesel Coop, two fledgling L.A. businesses working hard to get their communities off the petroleum addiction and onto the veggie oil program. With a brand new service station in Silverlake and a mobile fueling site currently parked in the West L.A./Santa Monica area, access to clean fuel is gaining speed.

L.A.’s weekly rag, City Beat, has a great article on the L.A. biofuel scene by Ryder Palmere. Read it here.

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