Colorado biodiesel bill moves forward

| Thursday, January 26, 2006

A bill that would require state-operated trucks in Colorado to use biodiesel passed the state Senate Transportation Committee on Tuesday, Jan. 24.

The Durango Herald reported the bill, if passed and signed into law, would mandate the use of a 20 percent biodiesel blend if the price of the biodiesel is no more than 10 cents higher than that of regular diesel.

There are 37 vehicles in the state that would be affected by the bill, which does not include Department of Transportation vehicles.

The bill is now under consideration by the full Senate.

If passed, the law would go into effect on Jan. 1, 2007.

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