The Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) held their annual fleet manager workshop yesterday in Jefferson City, Missouri. Approximately 45 were in attendance and five speakers presented, including State Fleet Manager Cindy Dixon (pictured).
Discussed were issues relating to annual reporting, alternative fuel purchasing requirements, E85, and biodiesel among more.
“It’s exciting to see the drastic increase in E85 fueling stations throughout Missouri this past year,” said Missouri DNR Energy Specialist and Alternative Fuels Coordinator Cindy Carroll who moderated the workshop. Missouri added 68 E85 sites from Aug. 2007 to Aug. 2008 bringing the total to 97 facilities. Missouri ties Iowa for 5th in the largest number of E85 fueling locations.
Carroll noted that the state requirement for alternative fuel vehicle purchase has increased from 50 percent to 70 percent over the past year. Also, E85 fuel usage among state fleet vehicles has increased by 53 percent.