Biodiesel Event Coming to Chicago July 17


On July 17, Chicago Area Clean Cities (CACC) and the B20 Club will jointly host an educational program on the advantages of biodiesel.

Truck Stop Coffee Talk: The Truth About Biodiesel” will be held in Bolingbrook, Ill. The program will dive into the health, environmental and performance advantages of biodiesel-blended fuels as an alternative to traditional diesel fuels.

Attendees will gather at the Greater Chicago I-55 Truck Plaza in Bolingbrook, which offers biodiesel as a premium fuel blend. The program will also feature a panel discussion with the Chicago Park District, the National Biodiesel Board and Optimus Technologies about a bi-fuel system that allows the park district to operate two refuse haulers on biodiesel.

Registration is free and open to Chicago-area fleet managers, fuel providers and sustainability directors.

CACC is a designated U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities Coalition. The B20 Club, a partnership between the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) and American Lung Association, recognizes Illinois fleets operating on biodiesel blends of B20 or greater.

“Chicago Area Clean Cities works with a variety of transportation industry leaders, government officials and community members to promote the use of domestic fuels like biodiesel,” says John Walton, chair of CACC. “Alongside the B20 Club, we’re dedicated to implementing sustainable and more environmentally friendly fuels throughout Illinois, saving energy, saving money, promoting the use of domestic fuels and providing Illinois residents with clean air.”

“Biodiesel is a renewable fuel made from soybeans. Since Illinois is the largest producer of soybeans in the United States, we’re excited to help bring this biodiesel educational program to the Chicago area,” says Rebecca Richardson, ISA biodiesel lead.

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