The Women Behind Biofuel Oasis…

Today I got to meet the women of Biofuel Oasis.

Biofuel Oasis was founded in 2003 to provide greater access to biodiesel, a renewable fuel that reduces harmful tailpipe emissions. They are a women/worker-owned & operated cooperative that values sustainability, local production, and community.

And it is a very exciting year for this group. Not only is their business in the middle of the whole alternative-energy political swirl, but they are moving to a beautiful new station in Oakland in a couple of months, and most importantly… they now have new photos by paige green photography. Wow, it’s a big year indeed.

I enjoyed my quick glimpse into the bio-diesel world of these rad women, although the priority of this trip was to take formal photos, so I didn’t get to see them in action as much as I would have liked. But I guess that just means I will have to make another trip.

If only my little Honda, Ralph, were a diesel and if I lived in the East Bay, then I would most certainly go to them for all my biodiesel needs, but unfortunately Ralph isn’t and I don’t, so the best I can do is to tell all you… so if you live in the East Bay and you have biodiesel needs then these are the women to go to.

About the author paige green

Paige Green is a documentary and portrait photographer, whose storytelling approach to photography frequently addresses issues involving agriculture, land use, and food. Her work is featured in nine books and has been published in Glamour, National Geographic Traveler, New York Times Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, GQ, Country Living, House Beautiful, and Culture. Paige lives in Petaluma, CA with a house full of boys.

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  1. Very interesting… best of luck to all….



  2. Hi Paige,

    Thanks so much. The photos are excellent, of course. The ones of us on the car rule! I am glad we tried some new concepts because the (old) ones of us against the wall have some pained faces.

    I just love the brick wall, so I am glad we did the headshots there, which are BEAUTIFUL! I rarely like photos of myself but I like every headshot of me that you took, thank you!

    The other biodevas will take a look and I will get back to you about numbers we like. Off the bat, my favorites were: the one of us all piled around the pump, the end of the road on the car (the closer ones best) and our shoes.

    You rule, and yeah, putting us on the blog is great. Thanks again so much, sorry it was so rushed and we didn’t have more time to talk.



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