Grand Forks Buses Go Green With Biodiesel

Cindy Zimmerman

The Cities Area Transit (CAT) buses in Grand Forks, North Dakota are sporting a new look this summer to celebrate the switch to B20, a blend of 20 percent biodiesel and 80 percent petroleum diesel.

To help introduce residents to biodiesel and its benefits, the Route 7 bus that travels from downtown, along Washington St. and around the shopping hub is sporting a full biodiesel wrap. Biodiesel messaging can also be seen on the backs of three other bus routes throughout the city. The wraps are a partnership between CAT, the North Dakota Soybean Council and the National Biodiesel Board.

“Utilizing public transit helps Grand Forks residents reduce the impact of transportation on the environment,” said Ali Rood, Cities Area Transit Mobility Manager. “Using public transit fueled by a clean, more renewable fuel blend reduces the impact even further.”

Rob Rose, North Dakota Soybean Council director and farmer said, “This is a great example of successful, farmer-led investment of our soybean checkoff dollars in education and market development for value-added products.”

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