Our success story this week takes us underground - near St. Louis, Missouri, where aggregate and asphalt provider, “Fred Weber Incorporated” is using biodiesel to power mining equipment. The b50 bio diesel is produced from vegetable oil, animal fats, and waste cooking oil; mixed 50/50 with petroleum diesel, making the air cleaner and safer for miners.

JOE HAAS: “We’re excited to be part of the St. Louis clean cities program we use biodiesel here at one of our underground operations in St. Louis to reduce the carbon monoxide and particular matter that comes out of the exhaust of all of our underground equipment.”

Fred Weber uses more than 500,000 gallons of b50 biodiesel annually, displacing a like amount of traditional diesel, with a near neutral effect on their bottom line. Another facet that makes the-show-me-state an alt-fuel gem.