Lenexa, Kansas, January 4, 2007 –
John Deere announced that it has expanded content on its Web site to provide information on biodiesel and other biofuel topics that are important to producers and others in agriculture. The John Deere biofuels information can be accessed at www.johndeere.com/ag and contains a detailed biofuels reference report and 6.5-minute video that overviews John Deere’s position on the use of biodiesel.
“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.
“The biodiesel content on the Web site will help provide farmers and others interested in biofuels with more detailed information on this topic and John Deere’s position on how these fuels can most effectively produced and utilized as high-quality energy sources,” Borgman adds.
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. The company is working with numerous producer and biofuels industry organizations and is investing millions of dollars in technologies and additives that will further encourage biodiesel use.
John Deere (Deere & Company -NYSE:DE) is the world’s leading manufacturer of agricultural and forestry equipment; a leading supplier of equipment used in lawn, grounds and turf care; and a major manufacturer of construction equipment. Additionally, John Deere manufactures engines used in heavy equipment and provides financial services and other related activities that support the core businesses. Since it was founded in 1837, the company has established a heritage of quality products and services providing performance that endures to customers worldwide.
(Source: John Deere)