MoDOT uses more ethanol and biodiesel fuel a year - three million gallons of E-85 and B20 - than all other state agencies combined. That’s enough fuel to drive a car to Mars and back.
Missouri law requires new state vehicles to meet or exceed the corporate average fuel efficiency standards of 27.5 miles per gallon for passenger cars and 20.7 miles per gallon for light duty trucks. MoDOT has exceeded these mandates, achieving 34.3 miles per gallon for passenger cars and 24.6 miles per gallon for light duty trucks.
*Since 2008, MoDOT has used 6,970,912 gallons of biodiesel fuel and 327,035 gallons of ethanol fuel.
*MoDOT has earned a large amount of Biodiesel Tax Credits in the amount of $669,898.
*MoDOT has five E85 tanks and 12 hybrid units (9 cars & 3 SUV's)
MoDOT's efforts to use alternative fuels has been at the forefront of the nation. In fact, the department recently received an award for it's work in this area. In November of 2008, the National Conference of State Fleet Administrators bestowed its 2008 Honda Environmental Leadership award to MoDOT's Fleet Management Team.