We were tipped off the other day that Biodiesel is available at one of the petrol stations on the motorway near Granada. As we are now driving the Mitsubishi Montero with its 2.5 litre turbodiesel engine as opposed to the Renault Kangoo with its 1.2 litre petrol engine, Digby went in search of it when he needed to go to Granada earlier this week.
He found it at the turning off for Chauchina on the motorway after Sante Fe and the airport. It is not difficult to find as there is a large caravan and trailer dealership at the junction, followed by a Daf lorry dealership. After this is the petrol station with an EDOL sign.
Biodiesel was only 95 centimos a litre which at the moment is 10 centimos cheaper than standard diesel and 17 centimos cheaper than diesel plus. As we pass by here at least once a fortnight we will fill up every time. The attendent informed Digby that there is only one other service station selling biodiesel in the province of Granada and this is in Atarfe, a north western suburb of the city.
Biodiesel produces cleaner emmissions than ordinary diesel and is produced from a sustainable source. Our worry is the destruction of the rain forest, particularly in Indonesia, that has occured to provide space for plantations of crops to produce this fuel.