Jan. 19, 2013
Seattle Bakery Delivers With Biodiesel Trucks (Text Version)
This is a text version of the video segment Seattle Bakery Delivers With Biodiesel Trucks, which aired on Jan. 19, 2013.
JOHN DAVIS: Our success story this week takes us to Seattle, Washington, and the Essential Baking Company. The organic bakery began using almost pure B99 biodiesel in delivery trucks in 2005. Currently, their 18 biodiesel trucks serve 21 routes 7 days a week throughout the state.
Drivers used to refuel offsite. Now, a local biodiesel co-op provides solar-powered mobile fueling right in their parking lot. Even though biodiesel can cost more than petroleum diesel, the company feels the sustainable fuel is a smart investment.
STEVE KAVANAUGH: What we really like about biofuel is that we don't do anything different to the trucks. We just put the fuel in it, and so there's no modifications to the vehicle.
JOHN DAVIS: Essential worked with Western Washington Clean Cities coalition members to identify the right alternative fuel for them and is finding that B99 is the perfect recipe to make their bread empire rise in the Pacific Northwest.