Sun Biodiesel to Unveil First Biodiesel Pump in Fort Collins
opening celebrates Ft. Collin's commitment to economic development
& cleaner burning fuel
Fort Collins, Colorado: June 30, 2004 -- Blue
Sun Biodiesel, a Colorado-based agriculture energy company, is
unveiling the first public biodiesel pump in Fort Collins on July
9 th at Poudre Valley Coop, 225 NW Frontage Road. A number of government
officials, fleet managers, and community members will be attending
the grand opening, which includes an informational forum at 3:30
pm for regional fleet managers and farmers.
Blue Sun Biodiesel welcomes keynote speakers Senator Peggy Reeves
and Mayor Ray Martinez at 5 p.m. They will speak to the general
audience about the important role biodiesel has in Colorado’s
agricultural, economic, and environmental future.
Area businesses that use Blue Sun fuel will be tending booths
and local auto dealers will be there to exhibit and offer test
drives of the newest diesel cars and trucks on the market today.
There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony and other highlights — including
the nationally recognized Cummins diesel dragster that runs on
Blue Sun B100 (100% biodiesel).
“Our customers asked for biodiesel,” says Ed Race,
Operations Manager, Poudre Valley Coop. “After careful consideration,
we found Blue Sun B20 and B100 to be the only real alternatives
on the market today—in terms of performance and reliability—to
traditional diesel fuel. Blue Sun biodiesel also offers rural economic
benefits to farmers in the form of oilseed crops and considerable
benefits for the environment.”
Blue Sun B20 can be used in ALL compression-ignition engines
that run on diesel fuel without any engine modifications. The potential
market includes all diesel-powered cars, trucks, buses, tractors,
trains, boats, irrigation systems, mining equipment, and generators.
“The impact of widespread biodiesel usage in the area can
dramatically improve air quality, while creating jobs and generating
new revenues through sustainable agricultural practices,” says
Jeff Probst, President and CEO of Blue Sun. “When our state
-of-the-art biodiesel production facility comes online, it will
create 240 new jobs and inject $45 million of new income annually
into the region.”
“It’s great to see so much interest from private
companies in our hometown where this project started 3 years ago,” said
John Long, co-founder and director of Blue Sun Biodiesel.
WHAT: Grand Opening of Fort Collin’s first retail
biodiesel fueling station
WHO: Senator Peggy Reeves and Mayor Ray Martinez
The Colorado Farm Bureau
Blue Sun Biodiesel representatives
Poudre Valley Coop representatives
The Rocky Mountain Sustainable Living Association
Several area businesses using Blue Sun B20
Live jazz from the Big Oil Jazz Company
WHEN: Friday, July 9, 2004, from 4-6 p.m.
3:30 pm – Blue Sun Forum for fleet managers (inside
4:15 pm – Big Oil Jazz Company performs and refreshments
5:00 pm – Speakers and Ribbon-cutting ceremony
(outside near dispenser)
5:30 – 6:30 pm – Networking, Photo Ops, and
more Live Music
WHERE: Poudre Valley Coop – 225 NW Frontage Road
in Fort Collins
(NW Frontage Road on the corner of Mulberry and I-25)
For directions contact: Ops Manager, Ed Race (970) 221-5300
About Blue Sun Biodiesel
Blue Sun Biodiesel is an agriculture energy company based in
Colorado, founded in 2001 to drive market growth. The company is
engaged in all phases of biodiesel production, from agricultural
research and development, to fuel processing, distribution, and
value-added customer service.
Currently, Blue Sun biodiesel has thirteen (13) Colorado biodiesel
fueling sites in Boulder, Commerce City, Denver, Fort Morgan, Pueblo,
Colorado Springs, Sterling, Durango, Carbondale, Greeley, LaSalle,
Fort Collins, and a RTD fueling site in Boulder.