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8.18.2008

Silicon Valley of Green?

Governor Christ called the state the future 'Silicon Valley of Green' at the recent Florida Farm to Fuel Summit in Orlando. Biofuels grown in Florida - sugar cane, switchgrass, algae, citrus peel or woody biomass -hold the potential to become the fuels of the future. Over $8 million was targeted by the 2008 Florida Legislature for bio-energy projects. The Governor also announced funding to convert the City of Orlando's Lynx buses to biodiesel by 2009. Last February, Orlando announced its intention to become the first city in the US to convert its bus fleet to bio-diesel and this $2.5 million will assist in the plan to convert 290 buses. Orange County and the Orlando Utilities Commission will run a blending station to serve the fleet that will save over 1.2 million gallons of diesel a year. Orlando's Lynx system has color coded buses based upon routes and they provide service to their airport.

City of Tallahassee officials, are you listening?

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