In Georgia, Smyrna is the first city in metro Atlanta to launch a biodiesel program, thanks to funding from federal stimulus money. The project is expected to save the city approximately $1.25 per gallon thanks to biodiesel produced from used cooking oil. The cooking oil is collected citywide from restaurants, hospitals and residences by the Smyrna fire departments and public works center. Currently, Smyrna has about 70 vehicles running on diesel, but hopes to have 10% of its vehicles running on biodiesel to save the city over $100,000 per year.
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