This week, the Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) and soybean checkoff launched the “Biodiesel Car Giveaway” as part of their ongoing effort to raise consumer awareness and enthusiasm for biodiesel — America’s advanced biofuel.
Ohioans who register for the promotion will be eligible to win a one-year lease for a new fuel-efficient, diesel-engine Volkswagen Jetta TDI. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age and a legal resident of Ohio. To enter the contest, participants must visit the OSC Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ohiosoybeancouncil), “like” the page and enroll.
The promotion ends May 27, 2012.
“OSC is very excited about this promotion and the chance to tell Ohioans about the benefits of biodiesel,” said John Motter, OSC chairman and soybean farmer from Hancock County. “Biodiesel is a cleaner-burning, environmentally friendly fuel and is commonly made from soybeans grown and processed right here in Ohio. That offers significant value to consumers, brings revenue to our local and state economies and reduces our country’s dependence on foreign oil.”
Biodiesel is a clean-burning alternative diesel fuel produced from domestic, renewable resources such as soybean oil and other agricultural byproducts and waste. Compared to petroleum-based diesel fuel, biodiesel is more environmentally friendly — reducing lifecycle carbon emissions by 57 to 86%, which makes it the best carbon reduction tool of any liquid fuel commercially available. It is also the first fuel to meet the EPA standards for “advanced” biofuel.
To learn more about biodiesel and to register to win a one-year lease for a Volkswagen Jetta TDI, visit www.facebook.com/ohiosoybeancouncil. And remember, while this promotion will have only one winner, with biodiesel, everybody wins.