March 04, 2024

B20 Club of Indiana welcomes two new affiliate members

INDIANAPOLIS — The B20 Club of Indiana announced two new organizations have joined its efforts to promote cleaner air and a lower carbon footprint through use of biodiesel fuel, a high-performance, cleaner-burning fuel that’s made from soybeans and other renewable feedstocks produced in Indiana.

NTEA — The Association for the Work Truck Industry and the Green Truck Association join the B20 Club as supporting organizations under the affiliate members category.

Affiliate members are non-profit organizations, government agencies and other groups that promote and recognize biodiesel as a high-quality, low-carbon and clean-burning alternative fuel source.

“We are thrilled to welcome NTEA and GTA to the B20 Club of Indiana,” said Bailey Arnold, director of Clean Air Initiatives for the American Lung Association and program lead for the B20 Club of Indiana.

“These two organizations join our existing members in their commitment to reducing emissions, enhancing air quality and improving the overall health of Indiana communities.”

NTEA represents more than 2,000 companies that manufacture, distribute, install, sell and repair commercial trucks, truck bodies, truck equipment, trailers and accessories.

GTA is a division of NTEA that serves as a voice for companies moving forward to create vocational trucks and products with a focus on sustainability.

“We’re excited to join the B20 Club’s growing lineup of supporting companies and organizations,” said Christopher Lyon, NTEA director of fleet relations and GTA fleet liaison. “This will help us further our mission to support the work truck industry’s drive toward achieving greater sustainability, productivity and efficiency.”

The B20 Club of Indiana is a collaboration between the American Lung Association and the Indiana Soybean Alliance. It recognizes and supports Indiana fleets committed to using B20 and higher levels of biodiesel.

Biodiesel is produced in Indiana using agricultural by-products like soybean oil, animal tallow and distillers corn oil from ethanol production.

“Soybeans are a versatile crop with many uses that add value back to Indiana farmers,” said ISA Chair Jim Douglas, a farmer from Flat Rock. “As a soybean grower, I’m excited about the potential of biodiesel. It is a great product for the environment and a great product for those who manage shipping fleets all across our country.”

B20 Club of Indiana members include Al Warren Oil Company, Altom Transport, Ball State University, the City of Fort Wayne, the City of Indianapolis, the Muncie Indiana Transit System and Ozinga Brothers Inc.

In addition to NTEA and GTA, affiliate B20 Club of Indiana members are Clean Fuels Alliance America, Greater Indiana Clean Cities, Indigenous Energy, Marc IV Consulting and Optimus Technologies.

The club’s four associate members include Casey’s, CountryMark, Louis Dreyfus Company and Chevron Renewable Energy Group.

Founded in 2021, B20 Club of Indiana members have used more than 5.8 million gallons of B20 fuel. These members are fueling 1,249 vehicles with B20, which has reduced CO2 emissions by more than 11,000 tons.

For more information about the B20 Club of Indiana, visit B20clubIndiana.org.