FLEET MANAGEMENT/Biodiesel blend helps county protect its air
Apr 01, 2002, American City & County
Alachua County, Fla., is creating an environmentally friendly fleet. Joining the Florida cities of Jacksonville, Miami and Grove City, and Dade and Pinellas counties, Alachua County has begun using biodiesel to fuel its fleet vehicles.
alternative fuel biodiesel vehicles
Jul 01, 2007, American City & County, Ed Brock
Clogging up sewers and complicating wastewater treatment, used cooking oil can be the bane of city and county public works departments. Meanwhile, rising gasoline prices are driving many fleet managers to convert their vehicles to alternative fuels, such as biodiesel.
Fueling doubts | Ethanol and biodiesel can replace petroleum, but questions abound about sustainability
Oct 01, 2007, American City & County, By Sean Kilcarr
Many local government fleet managers are conflicted about using ethanol and biodiesel. On one hand, the alternative fuels offer a low-cost way to reduce gasoline and diesel use, and they offer hope to agricultural communities that stand to profit from greater demand for fuel crops.
Tacoma fuels garbage fleet with biodiesel
Feb 01, 2003, American City & County, Gail Ayres is a Montesano, Wash.-based freelancer.
As part of an ongoing commitment to protect the environment, Tacoma, Wash., has begun using a blend of diesel fuel and biodiesel a product made from soybean oil in its 85-truck garbage fleet.
Fueling a cleaner fleet
Mar 01, 2007, American City & County, Deborah Mcguffie-Schyhol
Arlington County, Va., has been working for several years to expand the county’s alternative fuel program. We are very proactive, environmentally speaking, says Ric Hiller, equipment bureau chief for the county’s Office of Support Services.
States encourage use of alternative fuels
Dec 01, 2006, American City & County, Sean Kilcarr
As state and local governments become involved in global efforts to protect the environment, many of them are buying vehicles that run on alternative fuels and are encouraging residents to do the same.
Survey identifies top cities for alternative fuels
Mar 15, 2007, American City & County
Alternative-fueled vehicles Â— such as biodiesel, hydrogen, ethanol, compressed natural gas, or gas/electric hybrids Â— are becoming a popular choice for city and county fleet