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University of Virginia Switches to B-20 Biodiesel for its 30-Bus Fleet

October 26, 2005

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA — The University of Virginia is adding B-20 biodiesel to fuel its 30-bus fleet, according to the Daily Progress newspaper. The fuel is a blend of 80 percent diesel and 20 percent soy compound. After the university did a test run this summer with the biodiesel fueling two buses, it was determined that the biodiesel and all-diesel buses were equally efficient and required similar maintenance.During the next 12 years, the University will replace the 18 cars and trucks in the fleet with diesel and hybrid vehicles.

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