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University Buses Now Run On BioDiesel

Picture of a University BusAfter a month pilot program, the entire University Bus Fleet has been operating on a BioDiesel blend since the beginning of April. The BioDiesel blend, a mix of 'regular' diesel fuel and vegetable oil products, offers several advantages. The vegetable component is a renewable resource while the blend produces significantly lower emission levels. Moreover, this initiative helps the University comply with the States regulatory requirements regarding the use of 'greener' forms of energy. We are in the process of exploring the use of other alternate energy sources including the expansion of the BioDiesel program to a larger portion of the University fleet, the enhancement and redeployment of our existing electric vehicles, and the adoption of Hybrid vehicles.

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Energy Management @ Stony Brook University