Buffalo Buses to Run on Biodiesel

140 buses to run on renewable, biodegradable fuel.

Published: 19-Mar-2002

ALBANY, New York, March 18, 2002 (ENS) - The Buffalo Niagara region of western New York state is about to be fueled with biodiesel to supplement the conventional diesel fuel for bus transport and home heating. The state of New York is awarding nearly $400,000 to a company and a transportation agency to introduce biodiesel fuel in the region.

Speaking at the Renewable Diesel Workshop 2002 today in Albany, William Flynn, president of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced a $320,000 award to the NOCO Energy Corporation in Tonawanda, New York for two projects to develop and use biodiesel fuel in the transportation sector.

A separate award of $62,000 to the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) will help offset added costs for NOCO biodiesel fuel as compared to conventional diesel fuel for 140 of the 330 NFTA buses for at least a year.



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