ABOUT US

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MISSION

To market, distribute and produce biofuels in the Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay area. The United States’ Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) calls for 25% of all fuel consumed in the US to be biofuel by 2022. Currently all gasoline in the US is now 10% biofuel. Peregrine Fuels wants to help our country achieve the RFS goal. The first stage is to provide and promote Biodiesel, E85 (85% ethanol, 15% gasoline) and Renewable Diesel to local Monterey Bay area service stations, businesses, governments, farmers and individuals. The second stage is to produce biofuel from waste material.

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RATIONAL 

Climate change is affecting the world more and more each year. Recently, large numbers of the world’s trees have died from drought, heat, and the pests that take advantage of the weakened trees. Hundreds of millions more are expected to die in the coming years. Coral reefs are dying from ocean acidification caused by excess CO2 in the atmosphere. Forests are burning, glaciers are melting, the sea is rising, we are seeing extreme weather everywhere and the list continues…


We are facing a global emergency despite the denial of the present US administration. Among peoples and nations of the world there is broad consensus that it is time to take action and move to clean energy. On top of climate change, addiction to fossil fuels has many other problems including air pollution, water pollution, cancer, foreign wars, terrorism, refugees and the list continues…


The latest buzz is that solar panels and electric vehicles will save the day. But forecasts show it will take 50-100 years to switch the world’s one billion internal combustion vehicles to solar-electric power. It is not clear we have the time, and it would be better to be safe than sorry, especially since we are gambling with the only known livable planet. If we can’t survive on Earth, what makes us think we can survive on other planets? Also, solar panels and electric cars are expensive. You can use biofuels in your vehicle right now and the price is the same or less than fossil fuel.


Currently, electric vehicles represent less than 1% of all vehicles in the US. Less than 5% of homes in California are solar powered. But, already 10% of all gasoline sold in the US is American made ethanol. It is mixed with all gas and can be called E10. (10% Ethanol) And with capacity increasing from second generation (non-food source) ethanol plants coming online, America’s green fuel industry is ready to supply 15% of America’s fuel needs. Currently we are producing more than 10% and our excess is being exported to countries like Brazil and China. What America is lacking is the infrastructure to get biofuels to the market: fuel stations carrying biofuels.


But don’t get us wrong, we love electric vehicles, we just need to do more, much more.


Biofuels require a relatively minor and quick transition from fossil fuels as the infrastructure is basically the same. One just changes the input: plant based carbon instead of fossil based carbon. Plants use sunlight to absorb carbon from the air, whereas fossil fuel takes carbon from deep in the ground and puts it in the air. One reduces CO2 from the atmosphere and the other adds to it. If biofuels are done right they are carbon negative, in other words, they actually reduce the CO2 in the air. This is another advantage of biofuels over solar electric vehicles. Solar panels do not absorb carbon. We could switch to biofuels in 10-20 years as the RFS is calling for. 

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WHO WE ARE

Bill LeBon, CEO

I’ve been working on climate, energy and transportation issues since I rollerbladed across the US in 1990 to raise awareness about climate change. I was an owner of the biodiesel station, the Green Station in Santa Cruz for 10 years. I started the Santa Cruz Hub for Sustainable Transportation, Pedaler’s Express and the Santa Cruz Friends of the Rail Trail.


Omar Choy is an intern from UC Santa Cruz and will be helping us with a variety of projects. He is enthusiastic about biofuels!

Poppy Castleton

Driving Instructor

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