In a brief article published through GreenFleet, Brightline express trains and Florida Power and Light Company have announced a new bio-desiel partnership that will fuel a fleet of more than 1,750 vehicles that consume millions of gallons of fuel, associated with a reduction of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions equivalent to removing over 600 cars from the road for a year.
- Brightline, a new express train service in Florida, has formed a partnership with Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), who will provide biodiesel for its trains.
- Biodiesel is produced from renewable sources like corn, soybeans, and used cooking oil. It is cost-competitive and reduces engine wear, and can lower operations and maintenance costs, according to FPL.
- Last year, FPL’s biodiesel consumption led to a CO2 reduction of 3,625 tons — the equivalent of taking more than 600 passenger vehicles off the road in one year.
“FPL, which has used biodiesel in its trucks for nearly two decades, will supply Brightline with 2 million gallons of biodiesel-blended fuel annually through a two-year contract.”