Frequently Asked Questions
Where Can I Get Green Gas?
Washington could have more clean fuel available, but oil companies oppose it, and they are spending millions to protect their profits.
Will Clean Fuels Work In My Car?
All vehicles sold in the United States since 2001 have been certified by the E.P.A. as clean fuel or flex-fuel capable and will have no difficulty running on less polluting fuels.
Low carbon and low emission diesel from waste products and sustainable oils can be used interchangeably with or without regular diesel, and renewable natural gas from manure can replace compressed natural gas (CNG) in any truck or fleet or be used to make renewable hydrogen to reduce industrial emissions.
Will Clean Fuel Work in my Semi-Truck & Farm Equipment?
Yes, in all cases your diesel farm equipment and heavy equipment can use renewable diesel or biodiesel. And every major truck and heavy equipment manufacture support, certify and warranty at least a B20 through B99 standards for biodiesel and renewable diesel.
How Much Will Green Gas Cost Me?
If you are concerned with the high price of gas, it’s not because of clean fuels. Independent reports show oil companies make 77¢ in profit on every gallon of gas they sell in Washington, and they profit 86¢ on every gallon of diesel fuel. That’s the highest profit-margin in the nation.
Meanwhile, reports from Oregon and California, where Washington sends most of our clean fuels now because both states have low carbon fuel standards, have seen the benefits of clean fuels for pennies a gallon.
How Can I Make Clean Fuel More Available?
Both the Washington legislature and the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency are considering implementing a clean fuel standard. Let them know agriculture, biomass and forest and farm animal waste could one day supply about half of Washington’s diesel and jet fuel needs, and that it would create jobs in our forestry and agriculture communities while cleaning up air pollution.
Washington is the only place on the West Coast without a low carbon fuel standard. (British Columbia also requires cleaner fuels.) In all three cases, reducing the carbon pollution in fuels used by cars, trucks, and airplanes has not only helped the local economy, but it’s significantly cut greenhouse gas emissions that cause air pollution.
Can I Reduce My Emissions With An Electric Vehicle Or Diesel Truck?
Electric vehicles are a great option to reduce your carbon footprint, especially for personal transport. But for diesel trucks and airplanes, cleaner fuels, allow you to reduce the greenhouse gasses that come out of your tailpipe immediately, and you could keep your current vehicle.
Additionally, because battery technology hasn’t reached maturity for heavy transportation or aviation, renewable liquid fuels are essential for moving freight, container ships at our seaports, and airplanes arriving and departing from Sea-Tac, Paine Field, Spokane International, and around the world.
Today, renewable diesel will eliminate nearly 80% of our climate pollution from heavy duty transportation. Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) can reduce nearly 50% of aviation emissions. Much of the biomass resources used for the renewable fuels used in Washington can be derived from agriculture, forest and farm animal waste.