Town Says Biodiesel ‘Way Too Expensive,’ Shelves Plan For Green Fleet
The town only received one bid for the biodiesel – Santa Buckley Energy of Bridgeport which wanted $4.45 a gallon or 40 cents a gallon more than the town’s contract for regular diesel fuel.
“Even though everyone was very supportive of biodiesel, it turned out to be way too expensive,” said town Fleet Director Betty Linck. “We want to go green, but the economics aren’t there.”
Linck said that the town didn’t want to use less expensive biodiesel made from palm oil, corn oil, or animal fat, because of fears that the fleet could face performance and mechanical problems.
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