DELAWARE SEASHORE STATE PARK'S INDIAN RIVER MARINA INTRODUCES SOY BIODIESEL FUEL/A First in Mid-Atlantic

May 5, 2005

Public Invited

WHO: Ruth Ann Minner, Governor, State of Delaware John Hughes, Secretary, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Michael Scuse, Secretary, Delaware Department of Agriculture Charles A. Salkin, Director, Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation
Jeffrey Allen, President, Delaware Soybean Board

WHEN: May 9, 2005 1 p.m.
WHERE: The Indian River Marina Route 1, Indian River Inlet Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
WHAT: Governor Ruth Ann Minner will announce the introduction of soy biodiesel fuel and soy-based products at the Indian River Marina/Delaware Seashore State Park.
WHY: Soy biodiesel fuel can provide significant environmental benefits to Delaware’s marine ecosystems. The fuel is non-toxic and biodegradable and can replace or blend with petroleum diesel with little or no engine modifications. Made from soybeans, Delaware’s number one crop, soy biodiesel was developed as an environmentally-sound fossil fuel alternative, reducing our dependence on foreign oil.

Interview and photo opportunities.

Phone interviews will be accepted on May 9 from 2 – 4 p.m.
Call Anne Fitzgerald, Department of Agriculture, at 302-242-4092, or Gary
King, Indian River Marina manager, at 302-227-3071.

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