Following in San Francisco's footsteps, the California city of Santa Barbara's fleet of 150 city diesel vehicles
will start being filled with B20 biodiesel
at the beginning of July. The city will use biofuel
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, fire trucks
, beach-cleaning tractors and other large vehicles. Since the cost of regular diesel
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.