Garbage trucks at the HVB in the Lot et Garonne.

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The community of communes Villeneuvois (LCC) in the Lot-et-Garonne, will run from Thursday ten heavyweights garbage collection with a mixture containing 30% pure vegetable oil, have we learned Tuesday at the Villeneuve-sur-Lot town hall.

The 15 October, community officials have unanimously approved a partnership agreement with the National Institute of Pure Plant Oil, based in Agen, which will include the supply of fuel, said in a statement the CCV, chaired by the mayor of Villeneuve-sur-Lot, Jerome Cahuzac (PS).

Through this approach, the CCV, which groups together ten municipalities, has the threefold objective of using "clean energy that protects the environment", to develop "a new sector for agriculture and thus a complementary source of revenue for farmers "and reduce" the energy bill for the public community ".

The trucks will first run for six months "with a mixture of 30% vegetable oil and 70% diesel, requiring no adaptation of vehicles," according to a spokesman of the CCV

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Econology Note: if the source of this information is AFP, it seems that no French media did have relayed ...

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