Tag: Propel Fuels

Propel Fuels: Biofuels Digest’s 2014 5-Minute Guide

Propel builds, owns & operates a network of American made renewable fuel stations. Propel’s Clean Fuel Points are owned and operated by Propel. The CFPs are designed to be located at existing gas stations. To that end, they partner with station owners to make it easy for customers to find and fill with clean, renewable […]

April 15, 2014 More

The 4 Monster Myths of Renewable Fuels

As Matt Horton, CEO of Propel Fuels, relates the tale, he hears the 4 Monster Myths of Renewable Fuels, also known as the “conventional wisdom,” all too often. Turns out the conventional wisdom is, er, dead wrong. “Number one, there’s no brand loyalty in the fuel business, they’ll tell you right away,” Matt Horton explained […]

October 3, 2013 More

Frugal Fuels: Top 12 ways to transform biofuels using materials already around us

REduce, REuse, REcycle. REnewable energy sometimes means REthinking, REfocusing. Great ideas abound for new feedstocks, and novel infrastructure. We admire so many of them. Jatropha, carinata, switchgrass, sweet sorghum, blender pumps, systems-at-sea. And so much more. But what about technologies that bolt-on a different processing unit, but keeps everything else the same. Or uses an […]

May 31, 2013 More

Propel Fuels brings biodiesel, E85 to Fresno

In California, Propel Fuels has opened another in its chain of transformative Clean Mobility Centers — and the first station in Fresno to offer E85 Flex Fuel and biodiesel, sourced from Central Valley producers including Community Fuels in Stockton and Calgren Renewable Fuels in Pixley. Fresno’s Clean Mobility Center offers renewable fuels alongside conventional fuels […]

April 10, 2013 More

Answers to your questions about parity-priced, algae-based fuels

Wondering when affordable algae-based transportation fuels might arrive at your local retail outlet? Might be sooner than you think. Here’s the lowdown. We’ve been hearing quite a bit of news this week here in Digestville about the strong demand for price-competitive algae fuels. By far the biggest news is that sales of algae-based Soladiesel B20 […]

March 8, 2013 More

Survey says: Soladiesel Algae fuel is a monster hit in Propel Fuels retail trial

Sales increase 35 percent at participating test sites — and survey results reveal driver preference for algae-based Soladiesel over conventional fuels. In California, Propel Fuels and Solazyme announced that sales grew by 35 percent at Propel stations, offering SoladieselBD in a B20 blend during a 30-day retail pilot program, compared to non-test sites. The pilot […]

March 6, 2013 More

Biofuels Digest’s 2012 Consumer Product of the Year (biofuels) – Solazyme, Propel Fuels – renewable diesel

Last month, Propel Fuels and Solazyme partnered to offer Solazyme’s algae-based SoladieselBD to drivers through Propel’s Bay Area network of retail renewable fuel locations. In a one-month pilot, The fuel was sold at the same price as conventional diesel fuels at Propel’s Clean Fuel Points in Redwood City, San Jose (N. First St.), Berkeley, and […]

December 31, 2012 More

Propel Fuels lands $21 Million as top biofuels downstream player expands

In California, Propel Fuels has closed on the initial phase of its Series D round of funding with $11 million in equity capital from existing investors Nth Power, Craton Equity Partners, and @Ventures as well as a new investor, Gentry Venture Partners. In addition, the company has secured $10 million in debt financing. With the […]

December 11, 2012 More

Merry Bio-Christmas. Solazyme’s parity-cost, algae-based biodiesel now available at Propel Fuels stations

$27 per gallon? $15 per gallon? Fooey! Try algae-based fuels at “the same cost as regular diesel.” Month-long pilot program kicks off in the San Francisco Bay Area. In California, Propel Fuels and Solazyme are bringing algae-derived fuel to retail pumps for what we believe to be the first time in history. The two leading […]

November 13, 2012 More

Propel Fuels’ Clean Mobility Center deploys instant carbon-offset options for customers

In California, Propel Fuels has become the first company to enable consumers to offset their driving emissions at the pump any time they fill their tank. Propel’s flagship Clean Mobility Center in Fullerton, Calif. offers customers the option to offset their carbon emissions by funding clean air projects through the Carbonfund.org Foundation. Since Propel launched […]

August 7, 2012 More