North Carolina State Law requires that the public schools (in total) purchase 2% bio-diesel for use in school buses during the course of the year.

DPI has identified funding to offset the additional cost of purchasing B-20 (20%) bio-diesel from the state contract during the first half of 2015. Here’s how it works to participate in the 2015 Biodiesel Blitz:

  1. Complete the form and fax it to DPI Transportation Services by February 15, 2015.
  2. Once you receive the approved form faxed back to you, you may proceed with ordering the requested number of gallons of bio-diesel (this may be one load or multiple loads). 
  3. DPI Transportation Services will allot fifty cents per gallon in mid-April based on (2) above.
  4. Fax or mail copies of invoices to DPI upon receipt of the bio-diesel.
  5. DPI must take back any funds allotted for the Blitz not supported by invoices in early June.
  6. Counties participating in the bio-diesel  blitz will be listed at WWW.NCBUSSAFTEY.ORG and in a press release issued by DPI.

All diesel school buses in North Carolina can utilize bio-diesel in concentrations of 20% or less. DOT has successfully used millions of  gallons in recent years. Several LEAs have used B-20 bio-diesel in school buses  in recent years without incident.  Please review additional information on the use of bio-diesel in school buses here.