CaseStack’s work in encouraging the use of biodiesel with its many positive benefits including reduction of air pollution, greenhouse gasses and cancer risk to truckers will help preserve the environment for generations to come.
New York, NY (PRWEB) August 15, 2006
The U.S. Energy Association met to discuss the international concern of China and India’s increasing oil and energy consumption, and the possibilities of building pipelines from Middle Eastern countries. On that same day, UK authority’s captured suspected terrorists organizations before they were able to follow through with a series of orchestrated airplane attacks. John Reid, British Home Secretary, and Douglas Alexander, British Airplane Security, explained away the issues to a group or reporters in a recent press conference. But American and European politicians are bombarded by pleas from their constituents to eliminate Western dependence on Middle Eastern oil. Renewable Energy Supporters are begging officials to re-introduce the discussion of biodiesel technology.
Senator Jim Talent, Republican from Missouri supported legislation that included $1.5 million for biodiesel research said, “To buy American fuel, grown by our farmers, research is a key factor in making biofuels more accessible. For years our farmers have been feeding the nation. Now, they are in a position to fuel the nation. These funds will help develop new technologies and promote greater use of biodiesel on behalf of our producers, our economy and our environment.
Biodiesel is a renewable diesel fuel that is made from domestic resources such as soybean oil, animal fats, and vegetable oils. Corporations like the Chrysler Group have answered consumer demands by introducing cars that use clean diesel technology that improves fuel economy and reduces carbon dioxide.
Already, more than 600 major trucking and transportation companies use biodisel. In the U.S. more than 800 traditional retail gas stations offer biodiesel as well. Transport companies and US citizens are offered tax breaks and incentives to run their vehicles on cleaner burning biodiesel.
Production of biodiesel in 2004 only reached 25 million gallons. In 2005, the U.S. Department of Energy reported, in a year of a series of government issued terror alerts, biodiesel production increased to over 75 million gallons. The politicians are debating on alternative fuel sources, but public demand for locally produced renewable energy has already moved the country in that direction.
“Sustainability is good business,” said Dan Sanker, president and CEO of Casestack, company that warehouses and handles shipping for many companies. “CaseStack’s work in encouraging the use of biodiesel with its many positive benefits including reduction of air pollution, greenhouse gasses and cancer risk to truckers will help preserve the environment for generations to come.”
Biodiesel offers similar performance output as petroleum diesel. However, in contrast, biodiesel does not emit the same large amounts of harmful environmental emissions. Because it can be produced locally, its widespread use promotes energy independence and boosts local economics. Farmers win by generating more business. Job Seekers win when the growth of the industry creates more jobs. And the environment wins by recuperating from less exposure to the disastrous wastes from fossil fuels.
Just this year, the word “biodiesel” was added to the latest edition of the Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary – at a time when people can’t decide whether to worry about terrorism or the negative impact of depleting the world’s natural resources. Some Americans and English believe releasing the strangle hold of Middle Eastern oil and switching to biodiesel will help solve both problems.
Analysts believe over the next 15 years that American oil dependence will increase by 60%. Today, the U.S. spends about $475,000 a minute on foreign oil.
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