Fuel Management

NYC Passes Law Requiring Use of Biodiesel Blend Fuel in City Fleet Vehicles

September 09, 2013

New York City has passed a new law requires the City fleet to use a B5 biodiesel blend in its vehicles beginning July 1, 2014 and a B20 blend starting July 1, 2016, from April to November each year, according to the Renewable Energy Group (REG). This new law will affect approximately 6,000 vehicles, according to REG.

The City also plans to launch a pilot program before Dec. 1, 2016, to study year-round use of B20 in at least 5 percent of the City’s fleet vehicles.

NYC’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed the legislation into law. NYC Councilman Jim Gennaro introduced this legislation, which codifies the City’s use of biodiesel in its fleet.

Comments

  1. 1. Vince Olsen [ September 09, 2013 @ 12:06PM ]

    Almost the dumbest thing you can imagine!!!! Is there really any long term thought put in place when regulators do things or do they just make up stuff to imagine their importance!!! Perhaps demanding a reduction in consumption of petro would be a better avenue…. Oh that’s right no one would enforce it. I am so tired of useless regulation and the application of micro solutions to macro problems.

 

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