Biodiesel and Ethanol

Town of Greenwich Says Biodiesel ‘Way Too Expensive,’ Shelves Plan for Green Fleet

July 09, 2008

GREENWICH, CT – High costs have forced the town of Greenwich to abandon plans to run half of its fleet on a soy-based biodiesel fuel, the Greenwich Time reported (via CT Environmental Headlines). The town only received one bid for the biodiesel — Santa Buckley Energy of Bridgeport, which wanted $4.45 a gallon or 40 cents a gallon more than the town’s contract for regular diesel fuel.

According to Fleet Director Betty Linck, the town didn’t want to use less expensive biodiesel made from palm oil, corn oil, or animal fat, because of fears that the fleet could face performance and mechanical problems.

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