Seattle prides itself on its earth-friendliness, from its high recycling rate and abundance of clean technology companies to its forward-looking Climate Protection Initiative. Soon, one Seattle company may be putting the city on the map in yet another green arena: clean transportation through vegetable-based biodiesel.
Yale Wong’s General Biodiesel, Inc., a Seattle-based renewable energy startup, collects scraps and used vegetable oil from restaurants across Washington state and renders the oil to create clean-burning biofuel. In a recent feature in the Northwest Asian Weekly, Wong calls his biofuel business “double green,” noting that the company takes what would otherwise be poured down drains or dumped into landfills and converts it into a clean, green final product.
Seattle’s Fleets and Facilities Department and the Department of Parks and Recreation are currently looking into the possibility of using vegetable-based biodiesel like Wong’s to power the city’s fleet of vehicles.
Read more about General Biodiesel, Inc., at the Northwest Asian Weekly.