Colonial Pipeline will begin shipping biodiesel blends on its pipeline to central and southern Georgia by the end of the month, the company said Monday, calling it a first for the nation’s largest volume pipeline shipper of refined products.

The introduction of biodiesel into Colonial’s system will occur near Griffin, Georgia, resulting in a blend of no more than 5% biodiesel suitable for trucking, farming and other diesel uses.

The biodiesel will be stored in tankage owned by TransMontaigne Partners and injected into diesel as it flows through Colonial’s pipeline.

Colonial officials said they have worked with the US Environmental Protection Agency for years on the project. Gwen Keyes Fleming, EPA regional administrator, commended Colonial for advancing biofuel growth along the busy I-75 corridor.

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