North Carolina Port Running on Biodiesel

John Davis

WilmingtonPort2One of the biggest ports on the East Coast of the United States is now handling freight with a cleaner option: biodiesel.

The StarNewsOnline says the Port of Wilmington, North Carolina is switching to B20 biodiesel:

Wilmington container handlerThe new fuel system systems in Wilmington and the Port of Morehead City will replace existing diesel storage tanks and systems that are approaching the end of their useful life, ports spokeswoman Karen Fox said.

The Ports Authority said two biodiesel tanks – holding 20,000 and 10,000 gallons of fuel – will be installed at the Port of Wilmington by Jones and Frank Corp. of Raleigh. One 10,000-gallon tank will be installed at Morehead City.

The Ports Authority received a $104,000 NC Clean Air grant to cover about half the costs of the transition.