West Va. Buses Running on Biodiesel

John Davis

The first company to make biodiesel in West Virginia is now helping fuel school buses in the state.

This article from the Charleston (WV) Gazette says the green fuel is running nearly 1,800 buses in 25 counties in the state:

West Virginia’s first biodiesel manufacturer is helping supply several West Virginia county school systems with the renewable fuel for their school buses, Gov. Joe Manchin announced today.

“We are proud to provide a clean, renewable fuel that lessens our dependency on foreign sources of oil,” Dean Cordle, executive vice president of the Nitro-based AC&S Inc., said in a news release. “Becoming the first commercial renewable fuel production facility in West Virginia is an honor of AC&S.”

AC&S, a chemical manufacturer that began in 1986, began making biodiesel at their facility this year and can produce up to 3 million gallons a year.

Most of the blends used are B5.