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Town Says Biodiesel ‘Way Too Expensive,’ Shelves Plan For Green Fleet

soy_biodiesel.jpgHigh costs have forced the town of Greenwich, Connecticut to abandon plans to run half of its fleet on a soy-based biodiesel fuel, Greenwich Time reports (via CT Environmental Headlines).

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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One thought on “Town Says Biodiesel ‘Way Too Expensive,’ Shelves Plan For Green Fleet

  1. For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. When all is said and done on the Biofuels front it will be a felony to use food and or feed for fuel. Kind of on the line of shooting a bald eagle.

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