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Ellensburg Man Building "Green", Selling Biodiesel

ELLENSBURG, Wash. --  A local man is encouraging people to live a little greener, by selling bio-diesel out of his backyard.

Dan Bowman is one of very few bio-diesel retailers in Central Washington.  He gets the fuel from a Seattle supplier.  He says most of his customers drive passenger cars, that would normally take regular diesel.

Bowman says his bio-diesel costs a little more than petroleum diesel, but the price is more stable.

Bio-diesel is just one way Bowman is trying to change the world's energy habits.  He's just starting up another business, that'll help people power their homes with sunlight.  It's called "Sun-Powered Homes."

He says a lot of people have approached him about making their homes "greener," and it's not the power bill they're worried about.

"The people who are interested are interested simply for the future of the world, not to off-set their energy use." says Bowman.