Biodiesel Month Member Highlight: City of Columbus
The City of Columbus and its Sustainable Columbus initiative have created citywide clean energy goals and programs to help make an impact in the years to come. One of the main goals of this program in their Climate Action Plan is a 45% emissions reduction by 2030 and going entirely carbon neutral by 2050. The City of Columbus has used biodiesel to power its fleet since 2008 as part of the City’s sustainability goals. In 2020, the City transitioned its fleet to year-round B20 biodiesel, employing approximately 550,000 gallons of B20 annually.
Waste Advantage Magazine recognizes the City of Columbus Fleet Management Division as one of the best in North America. The Division is the largest municipality in the country that is ASE Blue Seal recognized, and it became an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Blue Seal shop in 2008, achieving this recognition yearly. The Fleet Management Division continues to earn national and regional credit for its efficient management, quality staff, superior services, and innovative green practices. The Division was named among the 100 Best Fleets in North America in the 2nd position for 2012 and 2013 and 1st place for the Government Green Fleet Award (2011). Fleet also received the Clean Fuels Ohio “Champions Award” for 2011 for its innovative thinking and progressive practices toward greening the City’s overall fleet.
Join us for our virtual panel on Wednesday, June 21, 2023, to learn how Kelly Reagan, City of Columbus Fleet Administrator and Public Fleet Managers Hall of Fame member, has been taking the lead in transitioning the City’s fleet to B20 biodiesel and reducing carbon emissions in Columbus! There is still time to register!