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Midlands Biofuels Receives Spare the Air Award

South Carolina Department of Agriculture

Hugh Weathers, Commissioner
Media Contacts:
Stephanie Sox, 864-380-4253,
Kelly Coakley, 803‐734‐2196,


Winnsboro, S.C. – Midlands Biofuels of Winnsboro was honored with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control’s “Spare the Air” award last week. U.S. Representative Mick Mulvaney was on hand for the award presentation.

The Spare the Air award recognizes environmental leaders that have made a voluntary commitment to promote and practice air quality improvement in South Carolina. Other award recipients include: Boeing, Bosch, Bridgestone and Lexington Medical Center.

Midlands Biofuels is a family owned and operated company founded in 2008. The company collects waste vegetable oil from restaurants and uses the grease to produce biodiesel. Since 2008, Midlands Biofuels has produced 2.5 million gallons of biodiesel that fuels Columbia city garbage trucks with the Southern Fried Fuel program and school
buses in Lexington through the Biodiesel for Schools program.

Biodiesel fuels tractors, cars, trucks, buses, boats and more. Using biodiesel helps the economy and improves balance of trade all while reducing dependence on foreign oil. Because biodiesel is biodegradable and non-toxic, it burns cleaner than petrodiesel and is better for your health. For more information about Midlands Biofuels, visit

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