Hello BESTers,

Several counties in northwest Oregon have initiated a requirement that all diesel fuel be mixed with a 2% biodiesel blend. On October 1, the entire state of Oregon will follow with a 2% biodiesel blend. These initiatives were part of a statewide renewable energy legislation that was passed in 2007 for Oregon. Hopefully this new policy will show the rest of the U.S. that a B2 blend for commercial diesel is possible on a large scale.

Link: http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2009/07/oregon_will_begin_requiring_a.html


Source: www.OregonLive.com, Published Jully 22, 2009

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Eric Layton
Mechanical Engineering
University of Florida