Million Mile Haul

Cindy Zimmerman

IA SoybeansDeckerTen truckers will be driving a million miles over the next two years to study and promote the benefits of soy biodiesel.

The Iowa Soybean Association, Decker Trucking Lines, Inc., the National Biodiesel Board, Caterpillar Inc., Iowa Central Community College, Renewable Energy Group and the USDA have partnered to support this study.

The study will use a biodiesel mix of 20% soy biodiesel and 80% petroleum diesel. Trucks using both biodiesel and traditional diesel will run identical routes and carry the same weight, and researchers will measure fuel mileage, engine wear, and other data.

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