Biodiesel

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.

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About Margaret Merry

I grew up in Falmouth, Cornwall, England where, after leaving Falmouth High School, I spent a year at Falmouth School of Art. Then followed three years at Hornsey College of Art in London where I obtained a Diploma in Art and Design. I then spent a post-graduate year at the West of England College of Art in Bristol where I gained an Art Teacher?s Diploma and a Certificate in Education of the University of Bristol. I lived and worked in Truro for over 30 years and became one of Cornwall's most popular artists. My paintings have been exhibited in New York, Tokyo, Paris and London and have been bought by collectors from all over the world. I have published 4 books which became local bestsellers - 'The Natural History of a Westcountry City', 'Margaret Merry's Cornish Garden Sketchbook', 'Sea & Sail' and 'Tidal Reaches'. In 2002 I moved to Spain and now live pn a small farmer the town of Alhabia in the Alpujarra Almeriense in the Province of Almeria. I now get my inspiration from the dramatic scenery of Andalucia and its old cities, towns and villages which I usually capture in watercolour. I also enjoy portraiture and figurative art, particularly nudes and dancers. For these paintings I use artists' soft pastels. I have written and illustrated 3 children's books - The Wise Old Boar, The Lonely Digger and The Adventure of Princess The Pony - which have been published in the USA.
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