NBB Spotlights Biodiesel on the Winner's Block

By | July 15, 2009
Leisure suits, bell-bottoms, and parachute pants have all come and gone, but there is a trend forming that is sure to outlast generations of bad fashion choices. These days, biodiesel is a cornerstone for fleets receiving national and international acclaim. Take a look at these recent winners who rely on biodiesel as a proven alternative fuel.

Automotive Magazine's "Top 50 Clean Fleets List"
This year's "Top 50 Clean Fleets" list from Automotive Fleet recognizes our nation's greenest fleets, and as expected, includes several biodiesel users.

#3 State Farm Insurance (Bloomington, IL), 1 vehicle on biodiesel

#8 Eli-Lilly & Company (Indianapolis, IN), 174 vehicles on biodiesel

#11 Con Ed (Long Island, New York), 1,761 vehicles on biodiesel

#12 Florida Power & Light (Riviera Beach, FL), 1,251 vehicles on biodiesel

#21 Alliant Energy, (Cedar Rapids, IA), 800 vehicles on biodiesel

#28 University of Michigan, (Ann Arbor), 90 vehicles on biodiesel

#29 Excel Energy, (Denver, CO), 353 vehicles on biodiesel

#34 JEA Fleet Services, (Jacksonville, FL), 425 vehicles on biodiesel

#35 Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport, 18 vehicles on biodiesel

#37 University of California-San Diego, 50 vehicles on biodiesel

#40 Archer Daniels Midland, (Decatur, IL), 125 vehicles onbiodiesel

#41 University of California-LA, 1 vehicle on biodiesel

#42 University of Washington, (Seattle), 48 vehicles on biodiesel

#44 University of California-Davis, 60 vehicles on biodiesel

#46 University of Iowa, (Iowa City), 38 vehicles on biodiesel

New York City Parks Named Fleet of the Year
Fleet Owner Magazine recognized New York City Department of Parks and Recreation as vocational Fleet of the Year. The parks department Green Fleet features more than 1,400 vehicles that use a range of alternative fuels including B20. The fleet has also been featured in Government Fleet magazine and the national Parks & Recreation magazine. "More than half the parks department 2,300 vehicles use alternative energy from solar, to biodiesel, to hybrid to electric. As the nation's 'greenest' municipal fleet, we're serious about minimizing our impact on the environment," said parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe.

South Sound Intercity Transit Named Best Transit System
The American Public Transportation Association's best medium-sized transit system in the U.S. runs its fleet of 99 buses on biodiesel blends. South Sound Intercity Transit in Washington serves the cities of Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater and Yelm.
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