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Diesel Mechanics Training

Biodiesel for Diesel Technicians training program

The Iowa Biodiesel Board participates in the Biodiesel for Diesel Technicians program.

The program trains community college instructors in teaching biodiesel curriculum. The instructors then train their college students on biodiesel, but also host workshops for diesel mechanics already in the workforce. 

“Our goal is to increase biodiesel education and use,” said Jerry Burns, a Des Moines Area Community College instructor. 

“The feedback we get is that they walk away knowing so much more about how biodiesel works in a diesel engine. When they leave they are not really concerned about using it in their engines, as long as the fuel is high quality biodiesel and not an imposter.”

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