Missouri Biodiesel Transit Bus Demonstration

. This project enables the Missouri Soybean Association, the National Biodiesel Board, and other transit agency partners to demonstrate the feasibility of using biodiesel as a fuel in transit buses to reduce exhaust emissions (both pollutants and greenhouse gases) and to decrease dependence on petroleum imports. Transit agencies will operate transit buses using biodiesel fuel for a one-year period. Data on bus operating characteristics will be collected and analyzed. Four tasks will be addressed: 1) long-term durability engine tests; 2) implementation of field use of B20 transit vehicles for one year; 3) identification of methods to reduce logistic and transportation costs associated with use of biodiesel by transit agencies; and 4) identification of policies or regulations that can be met utilizing biodiesel fuel.