(KMTR) -- Driving new jobs and a greener way to fuel your car, expansion in Eugene
for the Oregon-based fuel business Sequential Biofuels, as the company has just opened up its second retail gas station in west Eugene
A small Oregon company with roots in Eugene, Sequential Biofuels has expanded with the opening of its second company-owned station on 18th and Chambers in Eugene, near the Albertsons grocery store and Eugene Coffee Company. While Sequential has special pumps and product out for sale at other gasoline stations and sites across Oregon, the company only has two stations now that it owns itself.
What makes Sequential Biofuels different from the other big box gas stations is the different types of fuels the company sells and where the fore sale gasoline and bio-fuel blends come from.
The company prides itself on being an coconscious fueling retailer who’s products are available for use in nearly every single car on the road.
At the new location, Sequential is selling four different types of fuel, including E-10, E-85, Biodiesel 5 and Biodiesel 99.
E-10 is a 10% ethanol, 90% gasoline blend. By Oregon law, all gasoline retailers are required to blend their “regular” fuel with 10% ethanol.
The E-85 blend is 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline for use in “Flex Fuel” cars.
Sequential’s Biodiesel is available in 5% or 99% blends.
The fuel used is all made locally in Oregon as well. All of Sequential’s ethanol fuel is made in Cornelius, Oregon, by a company that uses food waste to make ethanol. The Biodiesel is made at a facility in Salem.
“The high level message is, 'hey, come try us out.' You're going to find our fuel performs as good or better than any other fuel you're going to buy in town and we're a local company,” says Ian Hill, CEO and Co-Found of Sequential Biofuels.
“This is about creating and supporting a local economy and keeping those dollars closer to home,” says Hill.
While Sequential’s new station is on both sides of the road at 18th and Chambers, the station operates as one whole.
Next up for the site, Sequential will finish a remodel of the old Circle K store at the station by early February 2012. There, Hill says the shop will sell local foods like pastries and sandwiches, also local beers and other drinks.
In the near future, Sequential is hoping to install a solar panel array at the 18th and Chambers location. It’s also considering putting in some electric car chargers and storm water recycling technology.
The fuel company’s other station on McVay Highways near Lane Community College remains open for business. That site open in 2006.