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To keep in step with the eco-friendly vibe of
the island, rent a reasonably priced biodiesel
vehicle through Bio Beetle
Sunday, Nov. 2006
Just because you have to rent a car doesnt
mean it cant be good for the planet...
In the US, Bio-Beetle if offering visitors the
chqnce to rent cars powered exclusively by
biodiesal derived from 100% re-cycled vegetable
- AFP Worldwide News
Agency July 2006
Los Angeles cars going green
- AFP SOUTH AFRICA
July 14, 2006
Angeles cars going
With gasoline prices soaring, anxieties about
global warming, and concern over the war in
Iraq, a ...
rentals give the planet a
Bio-diesel car rental company Bio-Beetle opened
near Los Angeles international airport early in
2006 after succeeding with a similar operation
in Hawaii. ...
dreamers do it with vegetable
Los Angeles, California A small but
growing group in Los Angeles is responding to
soaring petrol prices, global warming and
concern over the war in Iraq by ...
rentals give the planet a
Some "greenies" not only drive on alternate
fuels at home they rent them when they're
on holiday as well. Biodiesel car rental ...
- June 20, 2006
Take green tactics on the road
... Bio-Beetle are the best bets for some
locations in California, ... and Hawaii,
Bio-Beetle Eco Rental Cars is going gangbusters.
Started in 2003 with one rental car, the
business now offers 16 bio-diesel powered autos
in Maui. In late February, the service expanded
into Los Angeles, where it has four cars near
the Los Angeles International Airport.
News April 16
KAHULUI -- Shaun Stenshol didnt set out to
rent cars fueled by used cooking oil in
paradise. He set out to stop nuclear bomb
testing in the desert.
Funny how things work out.
Since the beginning of this year,
Stenshols Bio-Beetle business has tripled
its inventory on Maui and opened a branch near
Los Angeles International Airport....
Rent a Clean Ride Los Angeles is famous
for many things: movie stars, infinite summers
and, unfortunately, freeways jammed with a
bazillion cars spewing pollution into the
celestial sphere. As if answering the collective
wheeze of 3.8 million pairs of Angelino lungs,
Shaun Stenshol has brought his successful
Maui-based Bio Beetle Eco Rental Car business to
the mainland. Now vacationing greenies and
eco-conscious locals alike can pick up an
environmentally friendly, low-emission rental in
a convenient location near LAX.
AAA Magazine March
Heres an excuse to order french fries:
Leftover fryer grease from restaurants can be
converted into ecofriendly biodiesel fuel. And
if youre traveling to Hawaii, you can rent
a car powered by recycled vegetable oil.
Maui News - Jan. 9, 2006
- Tides of Commerce
LIKE W.C. FIELDS. The comedians tombstone
reportedly says: On the whole, Id
rather be in Philadelphia. Shaun Stenshol
of Bio-Beetle Eco Rental Cars picks
Philadelphia, too, at least when adding diesel
VWs to his rental fleet, which has grown from
one to 12 vehicles since 2003.
Lazy Environmentalist . Dec. 12, 2005
Radio show that
"covers the growing trend of everyday people
searching for simple ways to green their modern
here, for a direct link to the interview with
Shaun Stenshol, founderof Bio-Beetle Eco Rental
Business News - June 17, 2005
Stenshol, who also owns
Maui Recycling Service, launched Bio-Beetle two
years ago with partner Pamela Miedtke-Wolf.
Their goal is to make Maui self-sustaining, with
zero waste, through business.
New York Times - February 25,
LAST October, Suzy Smith was looking for a
rental car with good mileage for a weeklong
vacation in Maui. She searched for "rental cars
on Maui" on Google and found Maui Bio-Beetle, a
company that rents cars that run on biodiesel
fuel. She didn't know what to expect from a
vehicle that used fuel made solely from recycled
vegetable oil, but decided to give it a
no ka 'oi - Winter 2005
...Being environmentally conscious is a
passion for Stenshol, who was one of Pacific
Biodiesels first customers. My goal
for Maui and Hawaii is to be 100-percent
And to help make that a reality, Stenshol
started Bio-Beetle car rental, which, he says,
was the first biodiesel rental car in the world.
And demand for his Bio-Beetle has been great, he
Advertiser - November 8
Another option is to rent a biodiesel car.
Shaun Stenshol's BioBeetle has three cars on
Maui and one on O'ahu that run fully on
"People just rave about it," Stenshol said. "My
goal is to make Hawai'i environmentally
Car Journal - October 2004
"Okay, I'm game. I
fired it up and headed back out... waiting for
the cues that told me there were drawbacks to
driving a Bio-Beetle in Paradise. They didn't
come. There was no lack of power, no hesitation,
no discernable tradeoffs to indicate I was
trading motoring integrity for environmental
integrity. I liked that."
Hou, the magazine of Hawaiian Airlines - Dec
2003 / Jan 2004
"People respond to direct demonstration," he
says. "This is my way of showing people they
have a choice, right now, to switch to renewable
- Hawaii Public Radio -
September 10, 2003
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Angeles Times - May 12,
These days, biodiesel veers toward the chic.
Actor Woody Harrelson drives on the fuel, and
Julia Butterfly Hill, the celebrated tree sitter
of California's north coast, is a promoter. The
folk duo Indigo Girls are using biodiesel to
fuel their current national tour. In Maui,
there's a biodiesel rental car for tourists who
want to make a statement.
Time Weekly - May 1, 2003
Another big customer of Pacific Biodiesel is
Maui resident and business owner, Shaun
Stenshol, who uses biodiesel in his company and
personal vehicles. Shaun, a longtime
conservationist, has been touting the advantages
of biodiesel for years and puts his money where
his mouth is constantly. Shaun owns and runs
Maui Recycling Service (www.mauirecycles.com),
just one of two such services on the island,
where all his vehicles use 100% biodiesel....If
that's not enough, then check out Shaun's new
Bio-Beetle rent-a-car service at
www.bio-beetle.com. The service uses an
unmodified 2000 VW Beetle diesel powered by 100%
biodiesel fuel. Shaun is making every effort to
draw attention to the benefits and need for
biodiesel. Shaun offers, "The one thing I like
to tell people is, 'Anyone can buy a diesel car
and use 100% biodiesel fuel and make a
difference!'" Thanks Shaun, for raising our
level of awareness.
- April, 2003
Rental Car Debuts
On the Hawaiian island of Maui, Shaun Stenshol,
owner of Maui Recycling Service, fulfilled his
long-time dream of a biodiesel rental car when
the Bio-Beetle debuted in February 2003.
Available for rent through Maui Car Rentals, the
2000 Volkswagen turbo diesel Beetle runs solely
on 100 percent biodiesel, which is produced on
Maui from recycled cooking oil by Pacific
Biodiesel. Since its introduction, the
Bio-Beetle has been rented nearly full time,
primarily by ecologically minded
News - April, 2003
Earth Day is April 22. However, one can
celebrate it daily by driving new
The future is now. No more science fiction, it
is a scientific fact: we can drive without
harming humanity and the earth. In fact, one can
experience "Fahrvergnugen" (the pleasure of
driving) by sitting in the front seat of the
Bio-Beetle, the first biodiesel rental car in
Bulletin newsletter - March 3,
"The Bio-Beetle rental car gives the general
public the opportunity to drive a renewably
fueled car," said Shaun Stenshol, owner of Maui
Recycling Service. "Biodiesel is one of the
renewable fuels that can lead the way toward
sustainability. This is my way of showing people
that we have a choice, right now, to switch to
fuels that can reduce our dependence on natural
gas, oil, coal, and nuclear fuels, which are
destroying our environment and contributing to
Business News - February 28, 2003
cooking oil fuels Maui's Bio-Beetle rental
Shaun Stenshol is a
businessman who thinks green is good.
Sure, the color of money is fine with him. But
he believes that making a profit and protecting
the environment is better.
...Offering the car to tourists and local
drivers "is something we can do right now to
make a difference," said Stenshol, whose
recycling company has three trucks that run on
the used cooking oil, or bio-diesel.
- CBS KGMB 9 Hawaii
News Sept.12, 2003
(Large video file)
- NPR Audio interview...
Weekly - February 19, 2003 - brief
KHNL 8 Hawaii News
Feb 15, 2003
News - February 10, 2003 - Lead Story
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