Fuel Management

Biodiesel to Save Money for City of Tallahassee

July 09, 2009

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The City of Tallahassee is conducting a pilot program that converts old cooking oil to biodiesel in an attempt to save the city money and find alternative uses for cooking oils, according to the Tallahassee Democrat.

More than 25 percent of the city's 2,000-unit fleet - which includes fire trucks, lawnmowers, and forklifts - use biodiesel fuel, said Buddy Driggers, parts and fuel supervisor for the City of Tallahassee, reported the Democrat.

"Generally we do about 200 gallons a day," Driggers told the Democrat.

Currently there are five locations in the county where residents can drop off old cooking oils. Most participants are commercial enterprises, but the city firmly anticipates more residents get involved once they become knowledgeable about the program, according to the Democrat.


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