- It's the right thing to do from a long-term economic standpoint
- It's the right thing to do from an environmental standpoint
- It's the right thing to do from an energy security standpoint
- It's the right thing to do from a rural development standpoint: Customers of John Deere around the globe produce the building blocks for renewable fuels
"John Deere has been an early advocate for biodiesel and continues to actively support its use," says Don Borgman, director of agricultural industry relations for John Deere. "We believe that supporting the use of 2 percent biodiesel (B2) is a logical first step for the industry until challenges with production, quality and distribution are addressed."
John Deere was the first to approve B5 blends for general use in 2001 and initiated its factory fill program for self-propelled equipment in 2005.