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File #: 67059    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/20/2021 In control: Fleet Service
On agenda: 9/21/2021 Final action: 9/21/2021
Enactment date: 9/24/2021 Enactment #: RES-21-00646
Title: Authorizing the City of Madison to enter into noncompetitive agreements with Optimus Technologies, Inc. and REG Marketing & Logistics Group, LLC to establish a 100% biodiesel (B100) pilot project and authorizing acceptance and an agreement with the Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board for a $45,000 grant.
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Syed Abbas, Yannette Figueroa Cole, Lindsay Lemmer, Sheri Carter
Attachments: 1. Renewable Energy Group - Non-Competitive Selection Request - CC Approval Required August 2021.pdf
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution authorizes the City of Madison to enter into a non-competitive agreement with Optimus Technologies, Inc. and REG Marketing & Logistics Group, LLC to establish a 100% biodiesel pilot program. The estimated cost of the program $200,000. The Fleet Services Division has funding in its 2021 Adopted Operating Budget to support the costs of this program. The resolution also authorizes the City to accept $45,000 in grant funds from the Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board, which will be used to support the costs of the Biodiesel program. The Fleet Services Division will proposal a budget amendment at a later date to appropriate the grant funds.
Title
Authorizing the City of Madison to enter into noncompetitive agreements with Optimus Technologies, Inc. and REG Marketing & Logistics Group, LLC to establish a 100% biodiesel (B100) pilot project and authorizing acceptance and an agreement with the Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board for a $45,000 grant.
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The City of Madison and Fleet, with heavy input from Common Council, have set the ambitious goal of carbon neutral operations by 2030. For Fleet staff, the plan to meet this challenge and achieve the necessary carbon reduction without compromising front-line customer agencies’ missions, includes electric vehicles (EVs) for all possible use cases, renewable energy to power the EV charging stations, and switching to 100% Wisconsin-made biodiesel instead of petroleum diesel where EV conversion is not possible, all by 2030. Full conversion to EVs is projected to be unavailable for some heavy-duty equipment (Vehicle Class VI, VII, & VIII) until mid-to-late 2030s.
The first step in this process is a one-year, 100% Wisconsin-made biodiesel fuel pilot project to be initiated in fall 2021.
WHEREAS, the scientific consensus demands we limit global temperature increases below 1.5 to 2 degrees Celsius to avoid the most destructive and dangerous effects of climate change; and,
WHEREAS, 100% Wiscon...

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