Ivy League University Adopts Green Transit

An Ivy League university converts its entire fleet to biodiesel and starts its own filling station.
March 14, 2004, 9am PST | Abhijeet Chavan
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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

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Published on Thursday, March 11, 2004 in Harvard University
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