According to Pagusus News, the City of Denton Fleet Services Division in Denton, Texas has been awarded a $599,860 grant to install E85 and Biodiesel. The award is part of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds by the North Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG).
The City of Denton will construct and operate a Fuel Island at 1251 South Mayhill Rd. and will carry E85, B20, unleaded, and diesel fuels to fuel 37 alternative fuel vehicles and 18 hybrid city fleet vehicles.
“Because many air quality issues are intricately linked to energy consumption, strategies for increasing energy efficiency often have the dual benefit of reducing operational costs while simultaneously improving air quality,” said Denton Mayor Mark Burroughs. “This Alternative Fuel Station is just the latest initiative taken by the City to continue to do what we can improve our air quality and sustain our environment.”
The new fueling island is slated to open in September 2010.