DCS Wants School Buses Partially Running on Greasoline

Dallas County schools makes grease turn a profit

By Kim Fischer
|  Wednesday, Oct 13, 2010  |  Updated 6:36 PM CDT
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Dallas County Schools have been adding biofuel to their diesel buses and now they need your grease.

Kim Fischer, NBCDFW.com

Dallas County Schools have been adding biofuel to their diesel buses and now they need your grease.

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Dallas County Schools is trying to reach a goal of running their 17,000 buses on 1/4 biofuel by the end of the year, but they need your help to do it.

Right now, DCS. is running the buses on 5 percent biofuel.

“It costs half the price of petroleum diesel, and that's money the taxpayers don't have to shell out for petroleum," said DCS. Board President, Larry Duncan.

Last year alone, that saved $400,000 in fuel cost for DCS. This year, they want to increase that amount, but they need more of your grease to do so.

So DCS. has teamed up with the City of Dallas to collect grease from homes. The city has put out seven grease collection stations across Dallas to make it more convenient for people to donate their used cooking grease. But they need more businesses to become station hosts to make it easier for people to donate.

"We bring out the station, we do all of the service and maintenance and get the oil to Dallas County Schools at no cost," said Helen Dulac of Dallas Water Utilities.

If you're interested in becoming a collection station host, click here.  You can also read more at http://ceasethegrease.org

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