Georgia Senate Passes Biodiesel Bill

If signed into law, the bill would require local schools and state agencies to use fuel containing at least 2% biodiesel.
February 20, 2006, 9am PST | David Gest
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"The state senate approved a bill on Feb. 13 that would increase the production and use of biodiesel, the petroleum-free alternative fuel. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Brian Kemp, R-Athens, requires that local schools and state agencies run diesel vehicles, including school buses, on fuel that contains at least 2 percent biodiesel.

Because the state and local schools consume millions of gallons of diesel annually, the bill, if it becomes law, would be a boon for production of biodiesel, a cleaner version of petroleum diesel that's made from vegetable oils or animal fat. What's more, biodiesel doesn't emit greenhouse gases when burned."

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Published on Wednesday, February 15, 2006 in Creative Loafing Atlanta
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