Orlando International Airport Testing B20 Biodiesel in Equipment
14 August 2006
The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA), which operates the Orlando International Airport, is one of the first governmental bodies in Central Florida to test the effectiveness and viability of biodiesel fuel in daily applications and operations.
Orlando Interational Airport (MCO) is testing a B20 biodiesel blend in approximately 100 of its fleet vehicles. The mixture is approved for use in tugs, trucks, buses and general diesel equipment; the test vehicles are using about 1,000 gallons a day.
We continue to look for environmentally friendly, yet economically viable alternatives to meet our growing demand for fuel for various ground operations around the airport. Bio-diesel offers that unique blend of comparable price and quality that we were looking for.—Steve Gardner, Interim Executive Director for the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority
Delta Airlines is working with Ford Motor Company, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), TUG Technologies Corporation, Delta Airlines and GOAA to test two hydrogen-fueled airport tow tractors at the Orlando airport. (Earlier post.)
Orlando International Airport is the busiest passenger airport in the state of Florida with over 34.1 million travelers in 2005.
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