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Byline: Warren Cornwall
Dec. 23--Seattle's bid to put cleaner-burning biodiesel into wider use received a boost Thursday, when SSA Marine became one of the first big companies in the area to agree to use the fuel in its daily operations -- loading and unloading cargo ships at the Port of Seattle.
The company announced it will buy 800,000 gallons of diesel mixed with biodiesel next year, gradually reaching a mixture of 20 percent biodiesel to 80 percent regular diesel.
Biodiesel is a mix of vegetable oil and methanol, which produces less particulate matter and carbon monoxide than regular diesel.
The Port of Seattle also announced it will use …