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CFO Sink Joins Mayor Dyer, Metro Orlando Officials for Unveiling of New Biodiesel Blending Station

5/21/2010

CONTACT: Jerri Franz or Jayme O’Rourke, 850-413-2842

ORLANDO – Florida CFO Alex Sink today joined Mayor Buddy Dyer and Metro Orlando officials for the Grand Opening of Lynx’ Biodiesel Blending Station, making it the first transit agency in the nation to build, operate, and produce “on demand” blending of biodiesel.
“I have often said that Florida should be known as the ‘Sunshine State’ not just for our beaches and great weather, but for capturing the power of solar and renewable energy,” said CFO Sink. “Biofuels advancements can create jobs, support our farmers, reduce our dependence on oil and are better for the environment, and I commend everyone who worked to make this project a reality.”
In 2008, LYNX received a $2.5 million grant from the Florida Renewable Energy Grants Program to construct and operate the Biodiesel blending station. The operation is allowing LYNX to replace 800,000 gallons of diesel fuel with a blend of biodiesel made from sources ranging from used cooking oil to soybeans, which allows engines to run smoother and lowers carbon dioxide emissions by 16 percent.
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