Biodiesel School Bus Fuel Incentive Purchase Program
Goal: Reduce volatile organic compound and fine particle emissions

The Wisconsin Soybean Association and Dane County are funding Wisconsin's first school bus biodiesel fuel incentive purchase program, administered by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. The program provides Dane County school districts and private bus companies with rebates to pay the difference between regular diesel and biodiesel fuel. Biodiesel fuel is a blend of conventional diesel fuel and biodiesel (typically soybean oil), estimated to reduce particulate matter, carbon monoxide and VOC emissions by up to 20 percent. In addition to the air quality benefits, the program will grow the local biodiesel market, enabling market penetration for biodiesel producers and distributors. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection will provide technical assistance to participants through its Alternative Fuels Program.