Some Fayetteville City Vehicles to Use Biofuels

JANUARY 29, 2007 - Posted at 3:07 p.m. CST

FAYETTEVILLE, AR - The city of Fayetteville is preparing to use a blend of biodiesel in some city vehicles.  Trash trucks and other heavy vehicles and equipment will get their fuel at the city's new biodiesel fuel farm.

Fleet manager David Bragg says the purpose is to pollute less.  Officials say the cost of using a mix of 20 percent biodiesel with regular diesel won't produce great cost savings, particularly if the price at the pump for diesel continues to decline.

About 300 vehicles will use the biodiesel fuel blend.

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