Indiana State Fair Running on Biodiesel

John Davis

Indiana State FairA new tradition at the 150-year-old Indiana State Fair has started this year as biodiesel powers the fair’s midway.

This story from Gary Truitt’s Hoosier Ag Today web site says they’re even making sure it’s biodiesel produced from Indiana soybeans:

“The Indiana State Fair is a showcase of the state’s agriculture industry, so it’s fitting that Hoosier-grown soybeans are helping to fuel one of the most recognizable parts of the fair – the Midway,” said Chris Novak, Executive Director of the Indiana Soybean Alliance. “A 20-percent blend of soy biodiesel (B20) has been fueling the tractor shuttles at the fair for almost 10 years, so we are thrilled that the fair’s most exciting rides will now be running on biodiesel as well.”

The article goes on to say that nine generators run on a 5 percent biodiesel blend will power about 45 rides at this year’s Indiana State Fair.