Simply Green Biofuels celebrated its grand opening Friday in Dover, N.H., the Foster Daily Democrat reported.
Simply Green owner Andrew Kellar and his wife, Ginger, opened the store as Dover Mayor Scott Myers and Kristi Hartley – the Seacoast and Rockingham County business specialist with the state Department of Resources and Economic Development – participated in a “green” ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Kellar actually opened Simply Green Biofuels in Stratham two years ago to provide alternative home heating fuel, Foster’s Daily Democrat reported, but he created the new gas station and store as "a new way of thinking for an old industry."
New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch recognized the store as the first biodiesel gas station in the state. The station features a regular and premium blend of E10 and several biodiesel blends ranging from 5% to 20%. A 99% biodiesel fuel is available by appointment.
Simply Green spokeswoman Shannon Hill told the Daily Democrat that 75% of the food items and other products sold at the store come from a 100-mile radius around Dover, which reduces the miles traveled for inventory and reduces emissions.
Kellar said the public also appreciates the fact his gasoline products are competitively priced with other gas stations and that it is not affiliated with the oil giants.