City buses in Victoria, British Columbia are now running on 5% biodiesel. The Victoria Times Colonist reports the move will save green in two ways… in the environment and the city budget:
No mechanical modifications are required to the fleet, said transit senior vice-president Ron Drolet.
“You can do it without any capital outlay. You get a supply that will certify the product’s quality and, bang, it happens.”
The change is expected to save about $650,000 a year for the city and will greatly reduce the amount of sulphur oxides and sulphates.