Bio-diesel is now available. Well done Morrisons!

The recent oil price hikes are making us all re-think how we reduce our energy usage. More people must be switching to bio-diesel than I thought.

Although oil prices have been retracting from their record prices set in early July, many of my friends are talking about how to reduce their energy usage and, of course, costs.

My father noticed, for example, that there are far more bikes outside his local supermarket. More people are cycling to do the shopping instead of hopping into their cars.

If you think about it, this is one of the benefits of high energy costs. We use our cars less, become healthier as we walk and cycle more and save money too.

Oh yes. The environment benefits too.

I was filling our car up at a local Morrisons supermarket this morning (sorry, I hadn’t cycled there!) when I noticed, for the first time, that they were selling bio-diesel.

That tied in with another bio-fuel first today too. I saw a Saab Bio Power car for the first time. It had probably just filled up at the Morrisons petrol station.

So well done, Morrisons.

Not only are you supplying bio-diesel, and it seems very few petrol stations are, but you are encouraging the use of greener fuels, with at least on local driver.


  1. hi
    I also thought it was great for Morrisons to take the initiative and have been filling up with Bio since they sold it, but to my dismay last week the bio diesel pumps at both the Coventry Sites were tagged out of order.
    yesterday I found out why. i was told hat Morrisons have decided to discontinue the Bio Diesel the reason is that the government have cancelled the tax incentive and it would now rise to the same price as normal fossil diesel, there fore the decision has been made to discontinue the product.

    every turn that enables the consumer to act for the safety of the planet once agian comes down to money tax back for Morrisons and the Government.

    another true picture of the money grabbing politicians we allow to run our country. I would rather waste a vote in the election than vote any of the so called politicians and their parties in to power, they say what the electorate wants to hear to get in then do a 180 degree to line and feather thier own nests financially whilst stitching up the electorate with high taxes and costs of living, high fuel prices.

  2. a bit of a con, we use 30% less fossil fuel,. but, as bio contains water we will get less MPG, have to change the filter more on the car all for the same price, Who will win by being green? not the motorist/end user. we will pay more per mile and more for servicing. also bio has less tax attached to it, so the supermarket fat cat shareholders benefit from the lets be green speel they keep trying to brain wash us with. recently in the budget fuel tax went up and the reason given by parliment was because we are using less fuel they had a shortfall to make up, so if we all go green they will just keep taxing us, the price of fuel is not a problem the government tax policy is, vote today not labour!!!!!

    • Biodiesel contains far less water than hydrocarbon diesel and it’s this ‘dryness’ that absorbs the water film that sits at the bottom of your fuel tank thus killing the microbial bacteria which live in it. This is the cause of filter blockage when first using biodiesel in an uncleaned tank. Calorific value is much the same as hydrocarbon but lubrication is improved, so performance shouldnt differ too much.

    • well short memory have we here the bloody tories introduced .the poll tax .vat .closed down the mines. sold off the gas .electric and other public owned firms.took us into the raving stark mad europe @a mega cost just to be a member. and ran down the national health to introduce pr patient insurance .which back fired cause labour got in ,and introduced help for the porer people with tax credits .child benifit .reduced taxes and tried to please all by clearing the torie national debt,and people like you want the tories back without even weighing up the facts .it will be a sad sad day if they get back in ,but you know better .or do you …..les

  3. Yep morrissons and biofule ………. I`ve been running my cars on this since the launch but yes BUT the price is going up almost on a weeky basis considering its mostly recycled fuels dont you think that a bit of a rip off on people wanting to look after the envioroment ????

  4. Well done Morrisons for taking the initiative to launch UK-sourced B30 Bio diesel. Now a lot more people can have the chance to instantly cut their vehicle’s dependency on foreign imported oil by 30%, at no extra cost.
    Where can I get Morrisons biodiesel? Here is a list of all branches selling bio-diesel by the end of November 2008, kindly provided by their fuel director on request:-
    ABERDEEN,Grampian,AB24 5AR
    AIRDRIE,Lanarkshire,ML6 9JL
    ALLOA,Clackmananshire,FK10 1RY
    ANNIESLAND,Glasgow,G13 1JD
    AYR,Strathclyde,KA7 2HT
    BARRY,Wales,CF63 4BA
    BASINGSTOKE,Hampshire,RG21 1SD
    BEVERLEY,East Yorkshire,HU17 8XE
    BIDEFORD2,North Devon,EX39 2LG
    BILSTON,West Midlands,WV14 0DZ
    BINLEY,West Midlands,CV3 2XA
    BOLTON ATLAS,Lancashire,BL1 4EU
    BOROUGHBRIDGE,North Yorkshire,YO51 9HS
    BOUNDARY RD,Cheshire,WA10 2PX
    BRAMPTON,South Yorkshire,S73 0TB
    BREDBURY,Manchester,SK6 2BR
    BRIDGWATER2,Somerset,TA6 3LN
    BRIDLINGTON,East Yorkshire,YO16 4SJ
    BROMSGROVE,Worcestershire,B 60 3DX
    BURTON,Staffordshire,DE14 2AR
    CAMDEN,London,NW1 8AA
    CARLISLE,Cumbria,CA3 0QZ
    CARMARTHEN,Carmarthen,SA31 2NF
    CHEADLE HEATH,Cheshire,SK3 0RJ
    CHESTERFIELD,Derbyshire,S40 3BQ
    CHINGFORD,Essex,E4 9AA
    CLACTON,Essex,CO16 9SB
    CORBY,Northamptonshire,NN18 9NR
    COVENTRY,West Midlands,CV5 8BX
    COWGATE,Co Durham,NE4 9SZ
    CREWE,Cheshire,CW1 3AW
    DERBY,Derbyshire,DE21 4RY
    DONCASTER,South Yorkshire,DN5 8XG
    DOXFORD PK,Tyne and Wear,SR3 2NE
    DUMBARTON ,Strathclyde,G82 1QZ
    DUMFRIES,Dumfries & Galloway,DG1 2SH
    EASTWOOD (NOTTS),Nottinghamshire,NG16 3NT
    ECCLES ,Lancashire,M30 0FH
    ELLESMERE PORT,Ellesmere Port,L65 6RW
    FISHPONDS,S.Gloucestershire,BS16 3US
    GLASTONBURY,Somerset,BA6 9ED
    GYLE, ,EH12 9JU
    HALFWAY,South Yorkshire,S20 8GN
    HAVERFORDWEST,Pembrokeshire,SA61 2EX
    HAWICK,Roxburghshire,TD9 9NQ
    HEYWOOD,Lancashire,OL10 4PU
    HILLSBOROUGH,South Yorkshire,S6 2GY
    HUDDERSFIELD,West Yorkshire,HD5 8QW
    HUNSLET,West Yorkshire,LS10 2AP
    IPSWICH,Suffolk,IP1 5AS
    JARROW,Newcastle-upon-Tyne,NE32 3LQ
    KILLINGWORTH,Newcastle-upon-Tyne,NE12 0YT
    KIRKSTALL,West Yorkshire,LS5 3RP
    LEICESTER,Leicestershire,LE22 7LT
    LEOMINSTER,Hereford & Worcester,HR6 8RN
    MALVERN,Hereford & Worcester,WR14 1TZ
    MIDDLESBRO,Teesside,TS3 7RP
    MILTON KEYNES,Bedfordshire,MK4 4DD
    MORLEY,West Yorkshire,LS27 9BG
    MORPETH,Newcastle-upon-Tyne,NE61 1ST
    MORTON PK,Co Durham,DL1 4PJ
    NANTWICH,Cheshire,CW5 5SP
    NELSON,Lancashire,BB9 7UZ
    NEWCAS u LYME,Staffordshire,ST5 9AL
    NEWCASTLE UNDER LYME,Staffordshire,ST5 3YH
    NEWTOWN,Powys Wales,SY21 1DF
    NORTHAMPTON,Northamptonshire,NN1 1HB
    NORTHAMPTON2,Northants,NN3 6AA
    OLDHAM,Lancashire,OL9 7LD
    PECKHAM,London,SE15 1SF
    PERTH,Perthshire,PH1 6XD
    PINCHBECK,Lincolnshire,PE11 3UG
    READING,Berkshire,RG2 0HB
    REDCAR PETRO,Cleveland,TS10 3ED
    ROTHERHAM,South Yorkshire,S66 0YZ
    RUBERY,Birmingham,B 45 9NY
    SHEFFIELD MEADOWHEAD,South Yorkshire,S 8 7OE
    SHREWSBURY,Shropshire,SY1 4DL
    SMALL HEATH,West Midlands,B10 0XA
    ST ALBANS,Hertfordshire,AL1 4SU
    STEVENSTON,Strathclyde,KA20 5UQ
    STEWARTFIELD,East Kilbride,G 74 4TT
    STOCKTON,Stockton-on-Tees,TS17 7BP
    STOKE,Staffordshire,ST1 5NY
    STRATFORD UPON AVON,Warwickshire,CV37 9DA
    SWINTON,Greater Manchester,M 27 1AA
    TAMWORTH,Staffordshire,B77 2NY
    TAUNTON,Somerset,TA1 1DX
    TEWKESBURY,Gloucestershire,GL20 8BN
    THAMESMEAD,London,SE28 8RE
    THORNBURY,West Yorkshire,BD3 7HZ
    TOTTON,Hampshire,SO40 8AD
    TYNEMOUTH,Tynemouth,NE29 9QR
    UP HATHERLEY,Gloucestershire,GL51 5BW
    VICTORIA,West Yorkshire,BD8 9BN
    WALSALL,West Midlands,WS2 9BZ
    WARMINSTER,Wiltshire,BA12 9NT
    WARRINGTON,Cheshire,WA4 6RN
    WINSFORD,Cheshire,CW7 3BS
    WITHAM,Essex,CM8 1AA
    YEOVIL 2,Somerset,BA20 2AU

  5. haha wot a load of old xxxx yes they are selling bio derv but they are selling it at the same price as normal derv yet it means more cost cos you have to change filters more i see no reason why they couldnt sell it at £1 a litre but they dont why cos they are greedy thats why as usual the fat cat has come across a way he can take us all for a ride once again.

    im all for saving the enviroment but before we can start that we have to get the big picture not just the small one that places like morrisons show us.

    all in all its places like morrisons that have ruined this country shopping used to consist of a day traveling around all the shops fruit n veg shop then the butchers then the bakers and so on and so on but now they have all gone apart from a few big business has a lot to answer for.

      • If we want to start a real movement to stop climate change, morrisons making a profit out of us is not important, it’s what they do. What needs to happen is people have to get used to using bio fuels and finding out that they do work. If you change fuel filter after a few tankfulls you wont have a problem. Once fuel companies see it sells they’ll all stock it and we can demonstrate to get price reduced. It’s never gonna be simple but if we don’t do something we’re actually doomed!

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