The station will become the central pumping station for these test vehicles, which will be monitored regularly. If Germantown officials are pleased with the results, theyll eventually switch all their vehicles over to biodiesel.
Bo Mills, director of public services for Germantown, said the new fuel was actually one penny cheaper per gallon than the citys regular diesel fuel. He says he doesnt expect any performance difference in the biodiesel-powered vehicles.
Were expecting our air to have fewer emissions, said Mills at a press conference at the Dogwood fire station. Were also using renewable resources that we can grow right here in Tennessee.
The city of Germantown is purchasing their biodiesel from Milagro Biofuels, one of the two local biofuels production plants in Shelby County.