The cities of Ames, Madison, and Washington DC have turned to Optimus Technologies for their snowplows, using 100% biodiesel (B100) as the decarbonisation solution for their heavy-duty fleets. This decision marks a significant milestone in these cities’ commitment to reducing carbon emissions and transitioning towards renewable energy sources.
As the country experiences extreme low temperatures and heavy snowfall this week, Optimus customers are on the front lines removing snow and keeping their communities safe. The utilisation of B100 is contributing to substantial reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, aligning with these cities’ near and long-term sustainability goals.
Jason Nordt, fuel management officer of DC Department of Public Works, said: “We believe in our commitment to promoting a greener and more sustainable urban environment for our residents and future generations by utilising B100. It enables us to continue operating even in severe weather conditions like the one we are experiencing now, ensuring our communities’ safety from snow, garbage, and carbon emissions. Using B100 symbolises our collective efforts towards building a cleaner, greener, and more sustainable future for our city.”
Optimus Technologies founder Colin Huwyler said: “The decision to adopt 100% biodiesel for heavy-duty fleets represents a significant step towards environmental sustainability and decarbonisation for these communities while supporting local economies and domestically produced fuels. I am thrilled that Optimus can be a critical partner for these leading cities embracing innovative solutions for cleaner transportation.”