Jefferson City, Missouri, is beginning a transition to Misouri-made, soybean-powered biodiesel for its city fleets. The city uses more than 140,000 combined gallons of fuel for its fleet, according to a press release.
Biodiesel will be utilized at the city's Central Maintenance Facility, which supports the city’s public works, JEFFTRAN transit division, and fire, police, and parks and recreation departments.
“Jefferson City Public Works is glad to support integrating biodiesel into our fueling stations for city vehicles and equipment,” said Matt Morasch, director of Jefferson City Public Works. “We understand utilizing biodiesel supports our local and state economies while promoting air quality. The staff at both Missouri Soybeans and Clean Fuels Alliance America were very helpful with educating and answering all of our mechanics and technical staff’s questions about the use of biodiesel thereby facilitating a smooth transition to this product.”