American University Switching to More Biodiesel

GWRCCC logo1Well, we might not like a lot of things coming out of the nation’s capital, but this one’s pretty good. American University in Washington, D.C. is switching to a 20 percent biodiesel blend for its campus shuttles. This article in Biodiesel Magazine says they’ll highlight the change during an April 2 event with the Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition as part of the school’s epic Earth Month celebration:

Sponsored by the GWRCCC and the United Soybean Board, the biodiesel gathering will focus on biodiesel use in public and private fleets. The agenda features speakers from the USB and American University Fleet Management, and representatives from the National Biodiesel Board will be available to talk about biodiesel quality.

AUFM personnel will speak about the challenges and successes to implementation, and USB representatives will talk about and respond to the effective use of biodiesel in major fleet operations.

The event runs from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at the Quad in front of Mary Graydon Center at American University, and you can even catch a biodiesel shuttle from the metro station as well as getting a free lunch! Make your reservation to be at the event by March 29. Click here to RSVP.

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