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Pennsylvania district to power fleet with biodiesel


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WAYNE, Pa. — The Radnor Township School District will purchase nearly 94,000 gallons of B20 biodiesel to power its 64-vehicle fleet using a $40,000 Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant.

The grant, which was awarded to the district from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in October, will help to cover the incremental costs of the fuel and to fund the preparation of two biodiesel storage tanks.

The fuel will be supplied by The Energy Cooperative, a non-profit organization that provides biodiesel, home heating oil and renewable electricity to households, businesses, non-profits and municipalities throughout southeastern Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania DEP Secretary Kathleen McGinty praised the district’s decision to use the biodiesel blend, saying it will help the nation reduce its dependence on foreign oil.

In an effort to further reduce emissions, the district has also implemented a no-idling practice for its school buses.

 


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