One of the nation's largest food and drug retailers is fueling its entire U.S. truck fleet with cleaner-burning biodiesel. Safeway, Inc. made the announcement as part of the company's Greenhouse Gas Reduction Initiative.

The company will use B20, a blend of 20% biodiesel and 80% diesel, in its fleet of more than 1,000 trucks.

“Using biodiesel to power our transportation fleet will prevent millions of pounds of carbon emissions from being released into the environment,” says Chairman, President and CEO Steve Burd. “We encourage other large retailers to follow this example.”

Safeway has been recognized for its dedication to using solar power, alternative fuels and construction strategies in conjunction with education to reduce carbon emissions.