Ivy League University Adopts Green Transit

An Ivy League university converts its entire fleet to biodiesel and starts its own filling station.

The University's Transportation Services opened its own biodiesel filling station in Allston, allowing Harvard's 25 diesel vehicles - shuttle buses, maintenance and mail trucks, and dining services' vehicles - to run on cleaner-burning biodiesel. Harvard is the first Ivy League school to use biodiesel as the primary fuel for its entire diesel fleet. The new on-site filling station, located at Transportation Services' facility at 175 North Harvard St. in Allston, boasts an above-ground tank with state-of-the-art electronic dispensing and extensive safety features that holds 2,000 gallons of B20 biodiesel, a mixture of 20 percent soybean oil and 80 percent diesel.

Thanks to Jim Barrows

Full Story: Goodbye black smoke, hello green transit

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