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BIODIESEL TRIAL TO CLEAR THE AIR



The City of Canada Bay is committed to reducing our local impact on the environment and is leading the way with a biodiesel trial says Mayor Angelo Tsirekas.

 

“Biodiesel, a renewable and clean burning fuel made from vegetable oils or animal fats is now being used at Massey Park Golf Course,” he said.

 

Over the next six months, plant machinery including mowers and tractors at the golf course will be fuelled on B20 – a blend of 20% biodiesel and 80% petrodiesel. B20 can be used in existing diesel engines and produces less toxic pollutants and greenhouse gases.

 

“By using biodiesel we can reduce our greenhouse gases by up to 78%, compared when using petroleum diesel, helping us to meet our greenhouse gas reduction targets,” Mayor Tsirekas said.

 

Produced from renewable resources, Biodiesel can be produced on demand, increases engine life in machinery and reduces carbon dioxide emissions. The trial will be closely monitored and reviewed, with the potential to expand the project across the City.