GREEN BUSES * USA
* W. Virginia - School buses now rolling greener
(Photo: Natural Gas A Bus Fuel Option)
Charleston,W.Va.,USA –Metro News, by Jennifer Smith -August 15, 2013: -- The wheels on the bus go round and round thanks to an eco-friendly fuel. Two-thirds of the state’s school buses are now using bio-diesel. It’s made up of diesel and either vegetable oil or animal-based fats... Ben Shew, the Executive Director of the Transportation Office for the state Department of Education, said school systems have been using the green fuel for several years... In fact this school year, the Transportation office will purchase 5-million gallons of biodiesel out of 6-million gallons of bus fuel. But it doesn’t come cheap... It also improves student safety. That’s because fumes from regular diesel can add up. With buses so close to school doors and windows, fumes can seep into classrooms...
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