Biodiesel Workshops Answer Questions

April 15, 2019


Biodiesel Users Share Insights

at Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition Workshops

BESSEMER and MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Users and biodiesel industry specialists came together to dispel myths and share the alternative fuel story. The workshops were sponsored by the Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition in association with World Energy (

Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition Executive Director Mark Bentley said fleet managers at the workshop heard from a variety of experts across the biodiesel industry. “There are a lot of myths about using biodiesel,” Bentley said, “and the people who know best cleared up a lot of misinformation about this Advanced Biofuel. Biodiesel works perfectly with almost every diesel engine on the road today and it is a great choice for school systems, truck fleets, delivery fleets and other users.”

Joe Wares, Equipment Maintenance Superintendent of the Troy District of the Alabama Department of Transportation, praised the benefits his fleet sees from using biofuels. There are 185 diesel vehicles under Wares’ watch, all using B20 fuel – that is a 20 percent biodiesel and 80 percent petroleum diesel.

“Our vehicles run better, they run quieter,” Wares said. “It’s a renewable resource and we get added equipment benefits from using it. When sulfur was removed from diesel fuel, we lost lubricity, which caused us to lose injectors. This is an easy, natural fix for that problem.”


Biodiesel is a sound choice for municipalities, school districts, truck fleets, fuel distributors, service station owners – and all consumers.

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