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October 29, 2019   |   Radio Iowa


Biodiesel snowplows to hit the roadways

Three new snowplows that run on biodiesel will soon be clearing Iowa’s roads.

Grant Kimberley, executive director of the Iowa Biodiesel Board, says the plows run on the blend called B-100, or pure biodiesel.

“We can demonstrate that we can use 100% biodiesel in diesel engines year around,” he says. “Something like this is a great way to showcase that and demonstrate that not only to goverment, state users but also the general public.” Cost at the pump is often a big selling point for consumers.

There are 11 biodiesel plants in Iowa which combined, made about 365-million gallons of biodiesel in 2018. Iowa is the nation’s top biodiesel producer and the fuel supports about 4,700 jobs.

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