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Alternative Fuels

The U.S. Energy Policy Act defines alternate fuels as: Clean Diesel, Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), Biodiesel (B20), Electricity and Hydrogen. This page provides links and information on the three alternative fuels for school buses: Compressed Natural Gas, Clean Diesel a.k.a. Low Sulfur Diesel (also known as Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel or ULSD), and the recent additions of Biodiesel, Hybrid-Electric drivetrains and Propane.

Biodiesel

Compressed Natural Gas

Clean Diesel (a.k.a. Ultra-low Sulfur Diesel or ULSD)

Hybrid Technology

Propane


Obama Announces Grant for Navistar Plants

WAKARUSA, Ind.  — On a day when it was announced that $2.4 billion in federal grants were being awarded to develop electric batteries, President Obama appeared at Navistar’s new RV plant to announce that the company will receive $39 million in governement funds to manufacture battery-powered vehicles with a 12,100-pound gross vehicle and a range of 100 miles.

CARB Study Points to Elevated Pollutants Inside School Buses

SACRAMENTO (November 2003) - A new $450,000 study for the California Air Resources Board (CARB) conducted by researchers at UCLA and UC Riverside, found that pollution levels and air quality inside school buses might be unhealthy. Released in mid-October, this is the latest in a string of studies suggesting high pollutant concentrations inside school buses.

EPA Wins Suit, 2007 Standards Stand

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A federal appeals court rejected attempts May 3 by some engine makers and fuel refiners to squelch the Environmental Protection Agency's 2007 emissions requirements for diesel trucks and buses, adding yet another chapter to the long-running debate over diesel fuel and school buses.

Minnesota's School Buses Will Run on Soybeans

MINNEAPOLIS -- A bill requiring diesel fuel sold in the state to contain a 2 percent blend of soy or vegetable oil became law without the governor's signature March 11, making Minnesota the first state to mandate biodiesel in its fuel.

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