Drive Clean and Green Across Missouri

By | April 01, 2005
The week of April 4-8 saw a fleet of vehicles driving cleaner and greener across the state of Missouri. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources coordinated an alternative-fueled caravan with the drive to educate school and university students, among others, about the option and benefits of using these vehicles. "Drive Clean and Green Across Missouri" was sponsored by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources Energy Center, St. Louis Regional Clean Cities and Kansas City Clean Cities coalitions.

This caravan of alternative-fueled and hybrid vehicles started on the east side of the state at the St. Louis Science Center. Other stops included the Gateway Arch, Wentzville General Motors plant, various universities and schools, the state Capitol, and the Kansas City Discovery Center.

The crowds learned the benefits of biodiesel, including fuel economy, money savings, oil import reduction and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

Vehicles included Chevrolet Silverado, Toyota Prius and Honda Insight hybrids, a biodiesel-fueled Jeep Liberty, a clean natural gas bi-fuel Chevrolet Silverado, a propane bi-fuel Ford 150 series pick-up truck, an E85-capable Chevrolet Avalanche, a Ford Taurus and Explorer, and a Dodge Ram.

The National Biodiesel Board sponsored the event with the National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition, Missouri Soybean Association, Missouri Corn Growers Association, Laclede Gas, Missouri Propane Gas Association and various automobile manufacturers and cosponsors.
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