CA Stations Start Selling Fuel Made of Algae

    Would you fill up your gas tank with algae?  You can if you want to test out a new kind of fuel in California.

    FOX News Radio’s Hank Weinbloom reports:

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    It’s biodiesel, made with 20% algae.

    (Horton) “We’re actually giving customers the opportunity to put algae-derived biodiesel in their vehicles.”

    Matt Horton heads up a month-long trial program at gas stations in the San Francisco Bay area.  The algae fuel comes from a company called Solazyme.  Vice President Robert Ames says this stuff is truly “green.”

    (Ames) “There’s a 30% reduction in particulate, 20% reduction in carbon monoxide and a 10% reduction in total hydrocarbons.”

    This driver was willing to give it a try in his truck.

    (CA Driver) “I’ve run corn oil in this thing.”

    The algae fuel will work in any vehicle that runs on diesel.

    Hank Weinbloom, FOX News Radio.

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