A ‘Clean Fuels Champion’ ComEd’s fleet of 3,000 vehicles includes 1,400 biodiesel-fueled line trucks and another 430 units that are capable of running on high-level ethanol-gasoline blends, or E85. More than 200 ComEd vehicles have hybrid-electric or plug-in hybrid-electric systems and another 10 are all-electric vehicles. “ComEd has made it a priority to reduce carbon […]
Biodiesel for Sustainable Transportation Even while electrifying part of its fleet, a Chicago-area transportation contractor continues to rely on biodiesel as its go-to fuel option for sustainable operations. Cook-Illinois Corporation of Oak Brook, Illinois, values cleaner-burning biodiesel for its lower emissions, especially with its vehicles that transport children and spend a lot of time idling.
Cruising Chicago on B20 Fuel From extreme thrill rides on Lake Michigan to moonlight dinner cruises on the Chicago River, Hornblower Cruises and Events has Chicago’s iconic waterways covered when it comes to marine-based experiences. While entertaining guests, the company also helps preserve the city’s water and air quality by using B20 to fuel nine
Helping Chicago Drive Clean Did you know Chicago is home to the largest private bus fleet in the U.S.? The Drive Clean Chicago program helped make it possible. Given the fluctuation in fuel costs, vehicle emissions and the lack of infrastructure for alternative fuels, Drive Clean Chicago provides important incentives to help Chicago fleet owners purchase
Electric Trucks Deliver Savings, Silence Sport peppers, relish, tomatoes, onions, celery salt and mustard piled high on a poppyseed bun: Those are the ingredients of a world-famous Chicago hot dog. The majority of the buns for that Windy City classic “Chicago dog” are made by Chicago-based bakery Alpha Baking Company. It is very likely that
Testa Produce Reduces its Carbon Footprint A family owned Chicago company is leading the way when it comes to being green, and there is lots of green at this company — as in, vegetables. Testa Produce, based in Chicago’s Back of the Yards Neighborhood for more than 100 years, operates out of one of the
Ethanol: A Great Option for Lowering Emissions Illinois now has more than E85 fueling stations, more than any state in the country, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). More than 30 of the stations are located in Cook County. The City of Chicago operates approximately 7,000 vehicles, of which more than 2,000 are
Ozinga Demonstrates Power of CNG to Reduce Emissions Ozinga’s red-and-white striped concrete mixer trucks make the brand easily recognizable across Chicagoland, but the company’s commitment to forward-looking fuels is what really sets the company apart from the crowd. Serving the Midwest and southern Florida, Ozinga Bros. Inc. supplies bulk materials and concrete solutions for various