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BIOFUEL ACCELERATES IN L.A.
Posted By Sarah Rich On March 18, 2006 @ 11:50 pm In Renewable Energy,Uncategorized | No Comments
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.
The coop  has a membership program for distributing fuel. They are working to drum up interest in localized areas with their 12′ trailers full of biodiesel. As interest grows and more members join, the coop hopes to dot the city with fueling sites, and ideally, to have more fully established biofuel stations take over in response to the anticipated demand, ideally using solar and wind power to operate the facilities.
It’s good to see biofuels finally getting their big break in L.A…if the sustained celebrity hype over hybrids is any indication of what kind of trends stick there, biofuels may be destined for super stardom.
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 new drink of choice: http://www.inhabitat.com/entry_532.php
 Lovecraft Biofuels: http://www.lovecraftbiofuels.com
 Biodiesel Coop: http://www.biodiesel-coop.org
 West L.A./Santa Monica: http://www.biodiesel-coop.org/about/
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