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This was on e-wire last month.

Cincinnati is in the news with "McDiesel".

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

                             Griffin Supplies Biodiesel for Bus Fleets

                  CINCINNATI, OH. July 18, -/E-Wire/-- Griffin Industries has
been
                  selected to supply TANK and Metro buses with biodiesel, an
                  environmentally friendly fuel throughout the summer. 500,000
gallons of B20,
                  a blend of 20% biodiesel mixed with 80% petroleum diesel will
power over
                  280 buses through July and August. The buses are expected to
run
                  2,500,000 miles on tri-state roadways using the alternative
fuel.

                  Headquartered in Cold Spring, Kentucky, Griffin produces
biodiesel from
                  recycled vegetable oil collected from area restaurants.
According to Rick
                  Geise, Director of Marketing, the program is creating a great
deal of local
                  and national interest. "Any resident who has eaten at a
tri-state restaurant in
                  the past 18 months has likely contributed to the production of
 biodiesel and
                  therefore, reduced our country's dependence on foreign oil."

                  Chairman, Dennis Griffin added, "Griffin Industries is
thrilled to be a part of
                  such a precedent setting program. With air quality a critical
concern during
                  these hot summer months, we applaud TANK and Metro's foresight
 and
                  initiative in utilizing biodiesel to combat pollution in
Greater Cincinnati.
                  Through OKI's leadership and the support of the Department of
                  Transportation, this project presents a working case study
that will certainly
                  be modeled around the country. We'd also like to recognize
Lykins Oil
                  Company for playing such a key role in providing a seamless
transition for
                  Metro and TANK to operate their fleets with alternative fuel.
Finally, a
                  special thanks to the National Biodiesel Board, American
Soybean
                  Association, United Soybean Board, and the Fats and Proteins
Research
                  Foundation for their commitment to the development of
biodiesel as the most
                  cost effective alternative fuel available. This project truly
represents a team
                  effort."

                  SOURCE: Griffin Industries

                                          -0- 07/18/00

                  CONTACT: Rick Geise, Director of Marketing, Griffin
Industries, (859)
                  572-2558.




atieche@knoxville-notes.ips.utk.edu on 08/29/2000 05:23:29 PM

Please respond to atieche@knoxville-notes.ips.utk.edu

To:   p2tech@great-lakes.net
cc:

Subject:  Vegetable Oil Recycling




Does anyone have information about recycling used partially hydrogenated
vegetable oils from fast food restaurants into an additive for diesel fuel?
Or anything else for that matter.



Albert Tieche
UT CIS
226 Capitol Blvd., Suite 606
Nashville, TN  37219-1804
tieche@utk.edu



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