John Deere, "Biofuels, it's the right thing to do"

Agricultural equipment manufacturer John Deere has expanded the biofuels content on its website to provide detailed information to its customers, including a ten page white paper. Designed the clarify John Deere's position on the matter, the white paper has the following to say about biofuels:
  • 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
In the white paper it is stated that John Deere believes focusing the industry at the B2 level will give farmers, refiners, distributors, retailers, and engine builders the time needed to address issues that will help ensure positive use experiences for consumers.

"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.

[Source: John Deere via Biodiesel Magazine]

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