Green Mountain utilizes green fuel
Colchester, VT— The next
time you pass a Green Mountain Power linetruck on the highway,
you may notice a slight smell of French fries. That’s because
Green Mountain Power’s fleet of linetrucks will begin using
biodiesel fuel as a result of a new fuel arrangement with Champlain
Green Mountain Power introduced
the clean-burning, organically-produced fuel to its more than
20 diesel engine trucks in the Chittenden and Addison County areas.
The company plans to provide biodiesel to its trucks in its other
service areas when it becomes available.
Green Mountain Power will use
B20 biodiesel, a 20 percent blend of biomaterial and 80 percent
conventional diesel. B20 biodiesel is the industry standard because
it offers significant emission reductions at an affordable price
and works with existing diesel engines. This fuel blend makes
an immediate transition into cleaner fuel.
Champlain Oil Company will supply
biodiesel for the University of Vermont from a pump at its main
office in South Burlington. The fuel will be available for the
public at a retail pump at the Jiffy Mart location at 1855 Shelburne
Biodiesel is becoming an important
alternative to conventional fuel. Vermont Biofuels Association
estimates that 100 million gallons of biodiesel will be produced
in the U.S. by the end of 2005.