October 11, 2008
For some time I have posted the number of E85 stations at the first of every month. In doing so it has given me the opportunity to see how the growth in locations has progressed over time.
Now I would like to start doing the same thing with biodiesel locations. Things are a little more complicated for biodiesel though. After looking around quite a bit the list maintained by the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) seems to be the most accurate. I base this on the knowledge that one distributer in my area recently decreased the number of locations offering biodiesel from three to one. The list maintained by the NBB was the only one that reflected that change. The NBB publishes the list but doesn't note the total anywhere that I am aware of. So to get a total I loaded the list in a text editor and counted the lines. Since each entry covers three lines the math for figuring out the number of total locations was easy enough.
So with that said, I have the starting point and will update the number periodically to see how the list grows.
October 11, 2008 - 1018
Please note that this number includes all biodiesel blend levels. For a complete list or to find locations nearest to you please visit the National Biodiesel Board.