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The Biodiesel Coalition of Missouri exists to promote the commercial success of biodiesel in Missouri.

James Greer

“MFA Oil started marketing biodiesel in 1993 and statewide in 2000 and we had to learn the business on our own. This coalition brings together producers, marketers, and industry organizations to work together for the benefit of the biodiesel industry.”

James Greer, Vice President Supply & Government Affairs - MFA Oil Company

Are You an Advocate for Biodiesel and Its Benefits?

Join the Biodiesel Coalition of Missouri! To learn more about our membership opportunities, contact us today.

WHAT IS BIODIESEL?

“Biodiesel is a domestically produced, clean-burning, renewable substitute for petroleum diesel. Using biodiesel as a fuel increases energy security, improves public health and the environment, and provides safety benefits.”
-U.S. Dept. of Energy Alternative Fuels Data Center

  • Biodiesel is safe, and can be used in all diesel vehicles year-round
  • Biodiesel is approved by all original engine manufacturers
  • Biodiesel can be used in existing diesel engines and fuel injection equipment in blends up to 20 percent and offers superior lubricity
  • Biodiesel is renewable and competitively priced against petroleum-based fuels

Biodiesel and the Environment

  • Biodiesel produces 86 percent fewer lifecycle greenhouse gases, creates 47 percent less particulate matter, and reduces hydrocarbon emissions by 67 percent
  • Lower emission levels mean that biodiesel removes the equivalent of 2 million passenger cars from Missouri’s roads in one year of average driving
  • Biodiesel is less toxic than table salt and biodegrades as fast as sugar
  • For every unit of energy invested into producing biodiesel, 5.5 units of energy are generated
  • Biodiesel is the only alternative fuel to have fully completed the health effects testing requirements of the Clean Air Act

Economic Benefits of Biodiesel

  • When reviewing the high costs associated with other alternative fuel systems, many fleet managers have determined biodiesel is their least-cost-strategy.
  • Use of biodiesel does not require major engine modifications. That means operators keep their fleets, their spare parts inventories, their refueling stations and their skilled mechanics.
  • Biodiesel supports demand for soybean oil, reducing the cost of soybean meal, an important feedstock, for livestock producers.

WHERE TO GET IT

Missouri Biodiesel Infrastructure

blue star 8 Biodiesel Plants
blue triangle 19 Biodiesel Distributors
green circle 15 Biodiesel Retailers with blends of B20+
yellow circle 11 Biodiesel Retailers with blends B2, B5, and B10
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Chairman, James Greer – MFA Oil Company | Vice-Chairman, Cliff Smith – Mid-America Biofuels | Secretary, Neal Bredehoeft | Treasurer, Gary Wheeler – Missouri Soybean | Executive Director, Tony Stafford – Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council

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