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Propel Named 2013 Green Innovator of Year by San Mateo County Economic Development Association

Renewable fuels retailer recognized for bringing consumer access to clean, domestically produced fuels across California

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.  (April 2, 2013) – Propel Fuels (, a leading retailer of renewable fuels and clean mobility solutions, has been named the 2013 Green Innovator of the Year by the San Mateo County Economic Development Association (SAMCEDA). As part of SAMCEDA’s annual Innovators Awards of Excellence, Redwood City based Propel was recognized for its pioneering approach to providing consumers better access to renewable fuels and clean mobility options.

“In a hub of business innovation like San Mateo County, we’re honored to be acknowledged for our efforts to provide consumers a better choice at the pump,” said Matt Horton, CEO of Propel Fuels. “Drivers and businesses across the county, and California, have responded by filling up with renewable fuels made here in America, so we look forward to our continued expansion across the state.”

Covering businesses on most of the San Francisco Peninsula just south of San Francisco, including cities of Atherton, East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Redwood City, and South San Francisco, the SAMCEDA Awards of Excellence have recognized outstanding businesses, organizations and individuals for more than 55 years. Along with Propel’s Green Innovator award, this year’s awards honors innovation in Silicon Valley across the following categories: App/Digital Entertainment, Aspiring, Biotech/Healthcare, Fastest Growing, Software, and Technology. More information on the awards is available at:

Propel operates a growing network of stations that provide renewable fuels (Flex Fuel E85, biodiesel blends) alongside the conventional gasoline that most drivers use today. Offering a better station experience that reaches beyond fuel, Propel enables drivers to offset carbon from their fuel purchases, improve their vehicle’s fuel economy, find rideshare opportunities, tune bicycles, and recycle on the go. Propel is the only fueling company in the country to bring drivers the opportunity to offset their emissions at the pump through the company’s unique CarbonOffset program. More information on Propel Fuels’ current and future station locations can be found at

About Propel
Headquartered in Redwood City, California, Propel Fuels operates a network of green-built filling stations providing convenient access to American, low-carbon fuels and clean mobility solutions. The company offers consumers and fleets new fuel choices that make progress toward reducing carbon emissions, creating jobs, and lowering America’s dependence on foreign oil. Propel has also developed CleanDrive®, the nation’s first integrated carbon emission reduction tracking platform, and is the only fueling company in the country to enable drivers to offset their emissions at the pump through their CarbonOffset program. Propel operates a growing network of locations in California and Washington State. More information is available at and by following Propel on Twitter at: @PropelFuels.