The NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) will expand use of renewable diesel fuel, a 99% petroleum-free alternative to traditional diesel fuel. The fuel reduces CO 2 emissions by 65% compared to the petroleum-based version. This move is part of the City’s efforts to phase out its use of regular diesel. The City plans to bid a long-term contract to purchase renewable diesel following a successful six-month demonstration period in which the City tested nearly one million gallons of renewable diesel in City fleet vehicles. Each year, City fleet units use up to 17 million gallons of diesel that could be displaced through this initiative. Made from animal fat, soybeans, and other organic material, renewable diesel works in traditional diesel-powered vehicles. It can be used as a complete replacement for traditional diesel fuel as well as in blends with regular diesel fuel. During the recent demonstration period, this […]