Following in San Francisco's footsteps, the California city of Santa Barbara's fleet of 150 city
will start being filled with B20
at the beginning of July. The city will use
made from virgin soybean oil, and not recycled biodiesel made from any sort of waste oil. Some of the vehicles that will get biodiesel include the city's street sweepers,
, beach-cleaning tractors and other large vehicles. Since the cost of regular
has climbed so much recently, using biodiesel is cost-effective, the city's fleet supervisor told the Associated Press, adding that the city spent $130,000 on diesel last year.