Biodiesel Now Available in Sylva

Blue Ridge Biofuels (BRB) is proud to announce that the Aztex BP in Sylva, NC is now offering biodiesel for use in vehicles as well as for off-road equipment. The Aztex BP is located at 21 Steeple Road in Sylva, adjacent to Highway 23/74. The Aztex BP is the only public fueling station with biodiesel in Jackson County, NC.

Biodiesel is a sustainable, renewable alternative to diesel fuel and can be used in any diesel engine without modifications. Biodiesel reduces greenhouse gases and other emissions, and is nontoxic and biodegradable. Biodiesel contains no petroleum, but it can be blended at any level with petroleum diesel. Blends are designated as B##, where the ## represents the percentage of biodiesel in the fuel. Biodiesel and biodiesel blends also provide better performance compared to petroleum through higher cetane values and increased fuel lubricity.

The Aztex BP offers high-blend biodiesel (B99 in summer, B50 in winter) for on-road vehicles and B20 for off-road equipment and can also be used in any #2 oil furnace. The biodiesel pump is located next to a petroleum diesel pump allowing customers to create any custom blend directly in their tank.

This station was funded in part by the Federal Department of Energy Southeast Ethanol and Biodiesel Infrastructure Corridor Project, the NC Division of Air Quality Mobile Source Emissions Reduction Project, and the Biofuels Center of North Carolina.

All of the biodiesel at the Aztex BP is made in Asheville by Blue Ridge Biofuels. BRB uses recycled waste vegetable oil from area restaurants to produce biodiesel that meets the highest fuel quality standards. Every gallon of biodiesel used in Western North Carolina displaces imported petroleum and supports the regional economy.

Blue Ridge Biofuels is a locally-owned business that provides clean-burning biofuels for Western North Carolina meeting all ASTM D6751 fuel quality specifications. BRB supplies biodiesel to the public through a growing list of public fueling. In addition, BRB provides bulk on and off road biodiesel and is North Carolina’s only provider of BioHeat, a cleaner alternative to conventional home heating oil.

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