Public utility fueling part of its fleet with cleaner-burning renewable diesel provided by Renewable Energy Group
Charlotte Water is running a renewable diesel pilot project, operating 34 diesel vehicles on 100 percent renewable fuel.
AMES, Iowa (Sept. 16, 2019) — Charlotte Water, the largest public water and wastewater utility in the Southeast, is expanding its commitment to environmental sustainability with a pilot project to run dozens of its vehicles on cleaner-burning renewable diesel produced by Renewable Energy Group (REG).
Thirty-four diesel vehicles in the Charlotte Water fleet began running on REG renewable diesel in May. In the first three months, they reduced greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 75 tons, which is equivalent to the greenhouse gas emissions of an average passenger vehicle that has driven over 183,000 miles. Over the course of a year, that would calculate to 300 tons, or the equivalent of over 732,000 miles driven.