NYC Law Mandates Use of Biodiesel

New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg signed into law a measure that mandates the use of biodiesel in all city-owned vehicles.

The new law requires use of a 5% blend starting July 1, 2014, and a 20% blend from April to November, beginning July 1, 2016. The city also will conduct a pilot study of year-round use of B20 with at least 5% of the fleet.

The city operates about 6,000 diesel-powered vehicles, and a spokesman for the National Biodiesel Board said the law will boost demand for biodiesel by up to 2 million gallons a year.


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