Ohio Transportation Dept. Signs Farmers Co-op to Haul Soy-Based Biodiesel
October 22, 2007
• by Staff
--- The Ohio Department of Transportation has selected the Central Ohio Farmers Cooperative to haul B20, a 20-percent soy-based fuel, for the agency as it boosts its use of alternative fuel.
The contract represents at least $40 million worth of fuel, Jim Bowman, who manages the co-op's Marion Oil division, told the Marion Star newspaper. The state contract is effective through June 2009.
Bowman forecasted that the co-op will haul more biodiesel than conventional fuel for the first time in the coming year.
POET has begun construction of a new ethanol plant 1.5 miles west of Marion.
Ohio state law requires that state vehicles capable of using biodiesel to use 1 million gallons of blended biodiesel this year and an additional 100,000 gallons in each subsequent year.
Originally posted on Fleet Financials