"This Just In" piece reporting that ten of Portland's 200 municipal vehicles wil
"This Just In" piece reporting that ten of Portland's 200 municipal vehicles will run on biodiesel rather than conventional fuel as part of a pilot program launched last week. Kevin Austin, fleet manager for the Portland Public Works Department, said the effort is an attempt to reduce dependence on foreign fuel and to reduce emissions. Frontier Oil Co. in China, Maine, is providing Portland with the B-20 biodiesel (a mixture of 20 percent soybean fuel and 80 percent standard petroleum-based diesel fuel). The Maine Department of Transportation is sponsoring the state's first alternative fuel conference this week in Augusta.
Municipal equipment and services, Biomass energy
Donnelly, Sara, ""This Just In" piece reporting that ten of Portland's 200 municipal vehicles wil" (2006). Maine News Index – Portland Phoenix. 2552.