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The DC Department of Public Works' (DPW) switch to 100% biodiesel is a part of Washington D.C.’s efforts to achieve 50% greenhouse gas emission reductions by 2032, with the ultimate goal of an 80% reduction by 2050. 


Name: DC Department of Public Works

Location:  Washington D.C.

User Since: 2018

Number of Optimus Equipped Trucks: 23

Truck Type: Municipal Refuse Haulers


What brought DCDPW to partner with Optimus and test out The Vector System? What were your goals in turning to B100 fuel use?

The company launched a new plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent, and energy intensity by 15 percent, by 2035. One step to help us was using more sustainable fuel, and Optimus provided a good opportunity to start utilizing 100% biodiesel. 

What is it like working with Optimus?

Optimus makes it very easy to introduce this new system to the fleet as they do the legwork of matching the system to the trucks we purchase. We can rely on them for quick responses, training, and any other requests we have.

What achievements have been made so far in the partnership?

ADM outfitted 5 long-haul trucks at their site in Decatur, Illinois with Optimus Technologies' biodiesel fuel system technology. 

How has Optimus Technologies helped your fleet better align their company values?

It has been the perfect system for DPW as we are a large fleet of medium and heavy duty trucks with a need to reduce GHG emissions. There are not many other options for emissions reductions with these types of vehicles in the industry and of those other options there are large expenses for both vehicles and fueling infrastructure. Optimus offers both an inexpensive vehicle system as well as fueling infrastructure that can be incorporated into existing sites.

“Because of this project, we have been able to offset over 1,600 tons of carbon dioxide."


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