Jacksonville, FLA to brew its own biodiesel, save $150,000 a year

How would you cut $150,000 out of a city budget? Officials in Jacksonville, Florida believe they can do it by making 2,000 gallons a week of their own biodiesel from vegetable oil donated from local restaurants. Instead of paying $2.48 a gallon for biodiesel, the city can make it for 70 cents a gallon, according to the Florida Times-Union. The city alrady uses B20 in fire and garbage trucks and other vehicles and the nearby St. John's county schools and the Jacksonville Electric Authority (JEA) both currently use biodiesel in their vehicles. The schools are new to the biofuel game, but the JEA has been fueling up with biodiesel since 2001.

[Source: Florida Times-Union, Hat Tip to Steve Bloomfield]

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