Flyers Energy continues to remain competitive by not only embracing change, but also leading the industry in exploring new technologies. By utilizing and investing in renewable fuel technologies, we balance our emphasis on petroleum products and reduce our carbon footprint.
Flyers Energy invests in solar power projects to provide solar generated electricity to facilities which offset their utility generated electrical costs. These facilities benefit from lower cost of electricity and many of the facilities are schools and churches. The combined total of all solar generation plants owned by Flyers Energy produce approximately 1.7 million kilowatt hours of electricity annually.
Calgren’s ethanol plants in Pixley, California and Pratt, Kansas generate more than 100 million gallons of fuel grade ethanol, creating co-products of animal feed and corn oil each year. An ultra-low NOx gas turbine generator capable of producing 5,800 KW of electricity powers the plant with steam. With the help of a grant from the California Energy Commission, Calgren built a bio-digester that takes cattle waste from nearby dairies, captures methane to drive the steam turbine, and returns the remaining waste back to the dairy as bedding.
Biodiesel is diesel fuel made from vegetable oils, animal fats, or recycled restaurant greases. It’s safe, biodegradable, and produces less air pollutants than petroleum-based diesel. Flyers Energy supplies biodiesel to commercial and government fleets in northern California and Nevada. This domestically produced renewable fuel blend is the choice of many environmentally conscious corporations.
Flex Fuel or E85 fuel is made from a blend of conventional gasoline and ethanol. Since ethanol can be produced domestically it reduces our dependence on foreign oil. Also, depending on how the ethanol is made, it can have fewer greenhouse gas emissions when you take into account the upstream emissions – emissions associated with production and transporting the fuel. Flyers Energy is a proud E85 Flex Fuel provider and was a pioneer in the industry when it comes to this technology, by being one of the first retail marketer in the Sacramento region to install E85 pumps.