Bioenergy

Missouri Drives Green on Flex-Fuel Tour

A caravan of hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles will make its way through Missouri in the beginning of April as part of “Drive Clean and Green Across Missouri”. The event is sponsored by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Energy Center, and the St. Louis Regional Clean Cities and Kansas City Clean Cities coalitions.

Designed to introduce Missourians to the latest in high-efficiency hybrid vehicles and alternative fuel vehicles including flexible-fuel vehicles, the tour will kick off April 5 at the St. Louis Science Center and wrap up April 8 at the Discovery Center in Kansas City. The caravan will also educate Missouri citizens and students on the benefits of fuel economy, and use of renewable and alternative fuels in terms of saving money, reducing oil imports, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and generating more efficient technologies. Alternative fuels featured will include ethanol, biodiesel, natural gas, and propane. Project funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Stops across Missouri will include St. Louis, Wentzville, Columbia, Jefferson City, Rolla, Lebanon, Springfield, Warrensburg, and Kansas City. Several sponsoring organizations, including the National Biodiesel Board, the National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition, Missouri Soybean Association, Missouri Corn Growers Association, Laclede Gas, Missouri Propane Gas Association, and other associations will participate in the drive. The Energy Center, which is housed within the Department of Natural Resources’ Outreach and Assistance Center, can be reached for more information by calling (573) 751-3443 or 1-800-361-4827.