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New York City is Ahead of the Curve

June 1, 2017

Biodiesel Use is Trending Upward in the Big Apple

Keith Kerman supervises the largest municipal fleet in the United States. As the chief fleet officer for the city of New York, Kerman oversees the daily operations for 27,000 city vehicles spread across 50 agencies.

So, when the city of New York made the decision to start using biodiesel blended fuel in 2013, Kerman was tasked with the responsibility of integrating B5 into the diesel-powered fleet of more than 9,000 vehicles.

“One thing I will say, biodiesel has really been fairly easy to implement from an operational standpoint,” Kerman says. “We have not encountered vehicle or engine maintenance issues. Plus, biodiesel fits within our existing infrastructure, eliminating the need to invest a lot of money in upgrading underground storage tanks. It has been a fairly fluid and seamless transition.”

Learn more about New York City and its use of biodiesel blended fuel in this case study — New York City is Ahead of the Curve — from REG.



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