If it runs on diesel, it runs on biodiesel. This is the mantra for St. Louis International Airport’s fleet manager, Michael Bernich. He discovered biodiesel in the ‘80s and has been committed to the fuel ever since.
Runway sweepers, tow trucks, de-icers, rescue trucks – even the emergency generator runs on B20. It’s been problem-free – no icing, no gelling, no worries. In addition, biodiesel is American made. The airport’s dedication to alternative fuels has set a new standard and St. Louis’ example has served to help biodiesel take off at airports nationwide. It turns out, St. Louis has been something of a gateway to biodiesel use across the country.