The City of Eufala, Alabama has cashed in on the benefits of biodiesel.
This story in the Eufala Tribune says cost savings and tax credits are helping its bottom line:
By operating various city vehicles and machines on a co-processed bio-diesel mixture, the city currently saves approximately 90 cents per gallon of fuel. That’s big savings considering the city, even buying wholesale and without taxes, pays $2.31 per gallon for diesel.[ Bill Clark, who oversees the bio-diesel project] says even more savings may come in the form of federal tax credits. The government is giving a 50 cents tax credit for each gallon of bio-diesel produced to organizations that meet certain requirements.
Though cost may be the bottom line when considering alternative fuel sources, bio-diesel has other benefits as well.
Producing fuel locally cuts down on foreign oil dependency and also creates jobs throughout the country as more bio-fuel factories are established.
No wonder the city is known as an Certified Audubon Sustainable Community.