Next time you're in one of the county fairs dotting Michigan, don't be surprised if you smell popcorn or other goodies instead of diesel
. With gas prices
continuing to remain high, festival organizers are increasing substituting biodiesel for their vehicles
and even machinery. While the savings is not as substantial as hoped (RKA Petroleum Co. was selling biodiesel
and regular diesel at the same price, $2.79), many users believe diesel prices will continue to rise, justifying the switch in the long-run. Biodiesel plants are currently being built in three Michigan cities: Bangor, Gladstone, and Milan.
[Source: Associated Press via WZZM]