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Tuscaloosa, AL Switches City Fleet to B20
27 June 2007
The city of Tuscaloosa, Alabama has switched its diesel fleet to B20 soy biodiesel.
Each of the city’s 278 diesel-powered vehicles as well back-up generators for 14 Sewer Lift Stations are currently running on the new fuel. The Tuscaloosa Transit Authority fuels their 19 buses from the City's pump; therefore, those vehicles are now using biodiesel as well.
Earlier this month, the city began using B5 biodiesel. After three weeks, with no change in vehicle performance, the city introduced. The city buys the fuel, which is produced in Moundville, Al, from Cougar Oil.
The use of the B20 will reduce the City’s consumption of petroleum diesel fuel to 353,600 gallons per year from its current level of 442,000 gallons per year.
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