08 Aug '18, 2pm

Biodiesel Offers a Simple Switch for School District Bus Fleets

Biodiesel Offers a Simple Switch for School District Bus Fleets

Recently, Reynolds School District in Portland, Oregon, announced it was awarded a $200,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that it will use to purchase 10 new school buses to help reduce diesel-caused emissions. School districts in Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky, New Jersey, Washington, Florida, Nevada and many more have converted their bus fleets to biodiesel instead of petroleum diesel, to better protect staff and students. While Reynolds will use its grant to buy new buses, it’s unclear if those buses will use biodiesel. Personally, I hope so. But there is good news for other districts in Oregon (and beyond): They do not have to wait for new funds to be available to switch to biodiesel for existing fleets. Using biodiesel to power their existing buses is a simple, cost-effective way to improve the air quality to which our kids are exposed. Biodiesel is ma...

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