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October 21, 2019   |   City of Madison


City of Madison leads Wisconsin with first public fleet to use 20 percent biodiesel

From ambulances and fire trucks to garbage/recycling and plow trucks, the City is making a significant, positive impact on the environment by the fuel its using. For the first time in state history for a public entity, City of Madison vehicles are using 20 percent biodiesel blends to fuel diesel trucks.

The City’s fuel vendors Hartland and Insight , blend the biodiesel with diesel. These companies get their biodiesel from REG , which has a production plant just outside Madison.

While the City is committed to electric vehicles, and plans to operate 40 light duty EVs by 2020, there is still limited availability for electric trucking in the Midwest, a situation that should improve in the coming years. Meanwhile, biodiesel is being implemented today, and we invite all other Wisconsin fleets to join in the effort.

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