WINNSBORO — Hundreds of car owners from across the southeast will roll into downtown Winnsboro this weekend to share and gather tricks of the trade when working on bio diesel engines.
Midlands BioFuels is preparing to host the fourth annual TDI (Turbo Direct Injection Diesel) engine car show this Saturday (July 12) from 8 a.m. through 6 p.m. in downtown Winnsboro. The Midlands BioFuels plant is located at 310 S. Congress St.
Midlands BioFuels owner Joe Renwick said he and his staff are looking forward to the event.
“It’s really a fun event not just for people with bio diesel engines, but also if you don’t have one you can come and check out other people’s cars,” he said.
Tours of the plant will be given throughout the day to help introduce or further educate interested parties.
The car lift inside the plant and the surrounding concrete and grass areas outside the plant will be available for car owners to park and work on their bio diesel vehicle.
Since last year’s TDI car show, the plant has made strides in progress with waste management.
Renwick said the plant has retooled the bio diesel production and has eliminated all waste streams so the plant no longer generates any waste in its production.
He also said the Midlands BioFuels staff has eliminated the use of natural gas in the plant and now runs the boilers off fuel made on site.
“We’re now on the soft grid except for the use of electricity,” Renwick noted.
This year the car show has been opened up to Mercedes enthusiasts as well. Previously the car show had been limited to Volkswagen enthusiasts.
Renwick noted that the Mercedes participating do run off bio diesel.
B100 bio diesel will be available during the event for $3 per gallon and the “BioPro” blend B20 will be available for $3.65. The “BioPro” blend has a Biocide and antioxidant added.
Renwick encourages attendees to bring their own fuel cans for transport.