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I saw this article on Richard Branson. He is a marketing whiz and is always in the papers and getting free publicity for his business interests.

Could you do something similar? Could you get your equipment to run on bio-fuel and then send a press release out to your local paper to promote this?

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Virgin Atlantic to fly a 747 plane on biofuel - Virgin Atlantic said Monday it would fly one of its Boeing 747 planes on biofuel during a demonstration flight from London to Amsterdam next month.

Virgin Atlantic Chairman Richard Branson said the test flight, which he called the first of its kind, would yield crucial information on how to reduce aviation's carbon footprint.
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I didn't complety read your post Steve, But from the title I can answer this in 10 words or less, Yes apart of my GO GREEN Marketing.
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I don't know the specifics, but what kind of bio-fuel could you use in outdoor power equipment.
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We used this and I liked it for mileage and no power loss in the diesel trucks and skid steers.


Griffin Industries' Bio G-3000 Premium Biodiesel Fuel is domestically produced from natural, renewable resources to include soybean oil and recycled restaurant grease. It is safe for the environment, biodegradable and produces less air pollution than diesel fuel.
Griffin Industries is a National Co. located and started here in Butler KY. with head quarters located in Cold Spring, KY about 2 min from my house.

http://www.griffinind.com/Griffin%20...FP%20biog.html

Some local Bass Fishermen Have tried this in the Outboards and have had some value trouble because it burns hotter than normal fossil fuels, I'm going to try it in the walk behinds this summer.This stuff is like legal moonshine, White lightning, and many other nick names its like putting nitro in a drag car burns hotter runs faster, just my point on this part of this one.

GM Takes a Stake in Ethanol Maker
General Motors underscores its commitment to ethanol-powered vehicles by investing in a company that claims it can make the fuel more cheaply Here's a tough sell. General Motors (GM) thinks it can make ethanol a big player in the quest to cut greenhouse gas emissions and wean America from its addiction to foreign oil.

GM is so adamant that ethanol can be a good solution that the automaker bought an undisclosed stake in Coskata, a private Warrenville (Ill.) company that claims it has developed an advanced process to make ethanol cheaply. GM announced the move Jan. 13 at the Detroit Auto Show.

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Tim,

Has that company said whether or not they have tested in outdoor power equipment yet?

Also, will you include this in any of your marketing? Do you think this would get your business to stand out? Would this get you media attention?
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Tim,

Has that company said whether or not they have tested in outdoor power equipment yet?

Also, will you include this in any of your marketing?

Do you think this would get your business to stand out?

Would this get you media attention?

No not at this time. research is still underway.

Yes because there is only 1 other Organic Lco in my area.

Hope so, I have sent so emails to the media, with no responce at this time.
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I bet this could be pushed more.

This is very interesting.

April 22nd is Earth Day. Could you maybe tie in the bio-fuels with a presentation of how they can run your power equipment, held potentially at town hall?

Would such a tie-in help bring media attention out?

Maybe you could contact your local politicians and remind them that Earth Day is coming up and you would be happy to be a part of their initiative to make your town more environmentally friendly?

The politician/mayor or councilmen could take credit for creating this initiative and you could get a plug for your business?

What are your thoughts on this?
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