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WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. – Dole Fresh Vegetables Co., a division of Dole Food Co., Inc., said it has converted all of its harvesting equipment in Salinas, Calif. and in Yuma, Ariz., to B20 bio-diesel fuel, a domestic renewable fuel for diesel engines derived from natural oils.
Kevin Fiori, Dole’s s.v.p./agriculture operations, said “being good stewards of the environment is very important to Dole and this includes reducing emissions and using alternative sources of energy.”
Dole has been testing B20 Bio Diesel since August in farm equipment and off road vehicles with very positive results.
“Those of us in agriculture who depend on the environment, land, water, and air quality to grow foods, are keenly aware of the importance of applying sustainable agricultural practices,” Fiori noted.