Green Car Congress  
Home Topics Archives About Contact  RSS Headlines

« New System for Efficient Cooling of Hybrid Drivetrains | Main | Motiva Moving Ahead on 325,000 Barrel-per-Day Refinery Expansion in US »

Print this post

TriMet Increases Transit Use of Biodiesel

28 April 2006

TriMet, the transit agency for the three-county area around Portland, Oregon, is expanding the use of a B5 (5% biodiesel) blend to all 210 LIFT buses that provide door-to-door service for elderly and people with disabilities.

The agency had first run a four-month test of the biodiesel blend in 75 of the LIFT fleet buses starting in December, 2005—its first biodiesel initiative. The B5 blend performed well through the trial period, particularly in cold weather conditions, according to TriMet.

TriMet will require 3,500 gallons of pure biodiesel a month for the blending, which is done by Carson Oil. LIFT buses provided approximately one million rides last year.

SeQuential Pacific Biodiesel, the first local biodiesel manufacturer in Oregon, produces the B100 from vegetable oil and used cooking oil. (Earlier post.)

TriMet’s expanding use of biodiesel is helping to build a local industry that is environmentally friendly and helps us become more sustainable.

—Fred Hansen, TriMet General Manager

April 28, 2006 in Biodiesel, Fleets | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference TriMet Increases Transit Use of Biodiesel:


Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Green Car Congress © 2017 BioAge Group, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | Home | BioAge Group