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Safeway chain goes completely green

January 19, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
The nation's third-largest grocery chain is going green. Pleasanton-based Safeway says its entire trucking fleet now runs on biodiesel, a cleaner-burning fuel that can be made from plant oils and other renewable sources.

The company's more than 1,000 trucks will run on biodiesel made from soy or canola oil.

The switch to biodiesel is part of Safeway's campaign to make its operations more environmentally friendly.

The company is installing solar panels on two dozen of its California stores, using more energy-efficient lighting and refrigeration and buying electricity generated from wind farms.