Last updated on: 8/12/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Pacific Biodiesel Biography

Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“For specific applications, it may be possible to displace a significant portion of diesel fuel, possibly even replacing it for small communities or a whole sector within a community (i.e. transportation, farming).”

Email to ProCon.org, Aug. 11, 2009

[Editors Note: Prior to Pacific Biodiesel’s Not Clearly Pro or Con position above, Pacific Biodiesel made an additional Not Clearly Pro or Con statement on their website (accessed June 24, 2009) concerning the use of alternative energy in the US as a whole rather than specific localized communities.]

“The role of the biodiesel industry is not to replace petroleum diesel, but to help create a balanced energy policy with the most benefit to the United States. Biodiesel is one of several alternative fuels designed to extend the usefulness of petroleum, and the longevity and cleanliness of diesel engines.”

“Biodiesel Benefits,” www.biodiesel.com (accessed June 24, 2009)

Description:

“For over a decade, Pacific Biodiesel has been involved in all aspects of the biodiesel business, from fuel crop research and waste oil collection to fuel processing, quality management and distribution. We design, own, build and operate scalable, multiple-feedstock biodiesel plants utilizing used cooking oil, yellow grease, soybean oil, cottonseed oil, canola oil, tallow, and other feedstocks. Our approach offers unparalleled flexibility.”

“About Pacific Biodiesel,” www.biodiesel.com (accessed June 24, 2009)

Mission:

“[T]o create truly sustainable, community-based biodiesel production facilities that incorporate feedstock usage, fuel processing and product distribution within localized geographic areas in order to maximize the economic and environmental benefits and minimize energy consumption.”

“About Pacific Biodiesel,” www.biodiesel.com (accessed June 24, 2009)

Other:
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