City of Grandview Switches to Biodiesel

The City of Grandview has become the latest to make the switch to blended biodiesel for fleet operations, joining several other Central Ohio government fleet operations. The City of Grandview has a fueling partnership with the Franklin County Engineer’s office nearby, which began using biodiesel on April 1, 2019. Benchmark Biodiesel, a Columbus-based in-line blender, is supplying the fuel for both fleets and has a contract on the state term schedule through the Ohio Department of Administrative Services.

“Clean Fuels Ohio is pleased to congratulate the City of Grandview and welcome their fleet as the latest Ohio Fleet to adopt biodiesel fuel,” said Andrew Conley, Fleet Services Director.

Fleet’s looking to replicate the City of Grandview’s success can leverage a cooperative biodiesel contract with the City of Columbus or Ohio Department of Administrative Services to streamline the transition to biodiesel and save even more time and money! This opportunity is available to all public fleets, including municipal, schools and others.

“High performing biodiesel is a win-win, drop-in fleet solution,” said Conley “Biodiesel is better for engines by adding lubricity, and better for the environment by reducing carbon and tailpipe pollution. Through Benchmark, the cost is the same as regular diesel, so there’s every reason to switch.”

According to data from the National Truck Equipment Association, biodiesel is the top alternative fuel choice of fleets nationwide. These include municipalities, trucking companies, mass transit companies, airport shuttles, public utilities and more.

For more information on the Ohio Dept. of Administrative Services Biodiesel contract, visit: For more information on biodiesel, contact Andrew Conley, Clean Fuels Ohio Fleet Services Director (614-884-7336) or Page Thorson, Benchmark Biodiesel CEO, at 614-272-6200 or visit:

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