Farm Progress Show to Feature Biodiesel

John Davis

It seems only fitting that the nation’s greatest agricultural showcase will be featuring the world’s greenest fuel.

Renewable Energy Group
says this year’s Farm Progress Show, slated for August 31 – September 2 in Boone, Iowa, will be demonstrating a B20 blend of biodiesel in all demonstration vehicles and agriculture equipment:

The B20 blend is provided through STAR Energy, the FS companies of Iowa and Renewable Energy Group, Ames, Iowa. The FS System is the official fuel sponsor of the show through its donation of the FS premium diesel fuel, Dieselex Gold. Dieselex Gold contains multi-functional additive chemistry that makes it the perfect partner for biodiesel blends. It is comprised of 8 components that contribute to engine performance, efficiency and protection.

Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) that have endorsed a B20 biodiesel blend in their diesel engines include Arctic Cat, Buhler, John Deere, Case IH, New Holland and Caterpillar.

“Continuing the use of the B20 blend at the Farm Progress Show demonstrates the commitment of the agriculture industry to renewable, sustainable fuels. B20 use at the Farm Progress show reinforces that it can be used on Iowa farms in diesel equipment,” said Jason Stauffer, Energy Management Specialist/ Area Sales Manager for Star Energy.

REG officials also point out that biodiesel adds value to American farm products, $9 to market cattle, $0.25 to every bushel of soybeans and adding additional value to ethanol through inedible corn oil use.