San Francisco converts city fleet to biodiesel fuel
The New York Times is reporting that San Francisco has just completed a year long project which converted all city vehicles to be able to run on bio-diesel fuel.
The fleet of city vehicles have been converted to run on B20, a mix of 20% soy-based fuel and 80% petroleum based diesel fuel.
This fleet switch over has also been coupled with a new “SFGreasecycle” program designed to collect fats and cooking oils from city restaurants for conversion to bio-diesel fuels.
While there are obvious benefits to using bio-diesel fuel, the method is not without critics. Some argue that bio-diesel fuels have the possibility to create food shortages while the positive overall impact on the climate is questioned.
However, do I think this is better than a strict fossil fuel diet? Can’t hurt.