From passenger vehicles to bulldozers, from street sweepers to school buses, from snow plows to tractor trailers, and even in boats and home heating systems, the use of biodiesel is helping thousands of fleets and motorists reduce carbon emissions and
clear the air. Biodiesel is here and now, powering vehicles and equipment across the country in all kinds of weather and conditions. Here are just a few examples.
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B20 is the year-round fuel of choice for Lambert St. Louis International airport who has been using biodiesel blends since 1990.Cleaner Skies in St. Louis.
“The use of biodiesel here has resulted in a cost savings. Because biodiesel has more lubricity, we’ve had a cutdown in the number of times we are cleaning and replacing injectors and fuel injection pumps. It’s great to have American fuel support American jobs and the American economy,” said Michael Bernich, Fleet Manager, Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.
When the City of New York needed an alternative fuel source to reduce carbon emissions, it found what it needed in biodiesel. Today, the largest municipal fleet in the country powers more than 10,000 diesel vehicles with biodiesel every day, improving air quality and eliminating hundreds of lung-related illnesses in the city.
Biodiesel provides power for more than 900 of the company’s vehicles. And System Administrator Becky Lawrence provides data proving that, for SRP, more is less.
While its water taxis keep commuters clear of traffic, their fuel keeps the skies clear of carbon pollution.
With its advantages, instantly obvious to even the most recent acquaintance, biodiesel provides significant carbon reduction, improved operational characteristics, domestic jobs, and with its source of renewable agricultural products, long term sustainability unmatched by the fuel it naturally replaces. This publication contains stories shining the light on individuals and organizations that have been instrumental in creating the biodiesel industry.