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Ben Franklin Transit To Test Fuel Additives

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RICHLAND, Wash - The Ben Franklin Transit recently received an award for being Richland's Green Business of the Year.  The award was given to them because of their efforts to help the environment. 

Now, they are doing even more to help. The Ben Franklin Transit Board of Directors approved an agreement with O2 Diesel to test a fuel additive. 

The additive blends the renewable sources biodiesel and ethanol.  Then, they are added to the diesel fuel for an overall cleaner burning product, said Richard Ciccone with Ben Franklin Transit. 

The goal is to begin testing the product on local busses by mid-November, Ciccone said.