Truck Used in B100 Pilot Showcased at Farm Progress Show

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The 2021 Farm Progress Show is underway, and attendees can see one of the five trucks in last year’s B100 pilot program in Decatur, Illinois. The pilot, conducted by ADM, the Illinois Soybean Association, Optimus Technologies, American Lung Association, National Biodiesel Board and Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council, was designed to demonstrate the feasibility of commercial implementation of Optimus Technologies’ Vector System.

The system enables conventional diesel vehicles to operate on 100 percent biodiesel, known as B100. Five of ADM’s Class 8 over-the-road trucks, equipped with The Vector System, were used in daily fleet operations. The vehicles successfully traveled hundreds of thousands of miles on B100, even in the coldest temperatures of a central Illinois and Missouri winter. The cab is on display outside ADM’s exhibit at the corner of Seventh Progress Street and Central Progress Avenue. The 2021 Farm Progress Show runs from Tuesday to Thursday in Decatur, Illinois.