October 12, 2007
CU in the City Column by Brenda Tobias, Director of NYC Communications
Cornell Cooperative Extension educators in NYC are currently working with the Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting in a project to field test B20 (20 percent biodiesel) in the location trailers on film and TV shoots in New York City. Graduate students from City College of New York and Columbia University will assist in measuring the difference in pollutants generated by B20-powered trailers and those using standard petroleum diesel, with the results published and used by city government to improve air quality and assist in meeting Mayor Michael Bloomberg's "30 by 30 Plan" to cut carbon emissions 30 percent by the year 2030.
-Reprinted with permission.