Dodge Ram Grabs Biodiesel by the Horns

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Biodiesel Board is very happy with DaimlerChrysler’s decision to approve the use of 20 percent biodiesel in Dodge Ram pickups. Chrysler Group President and CEO Tom LaSorda also sang the praises of biodiesel this week in remarks prepared for the Economic Club of Detroit Jan. 23 meeting saying, “Biofuels represent a huge opportunity to reduce fuel consumption and our dependence on foreign oil.” (link to Chrysler release) As would be expected, NBB is very pleased, according to CEO Joe Jobe, “Chrysler Group continues to blaze new trails in the industry by supporting the use of biodiesel in their various diesel vehicle programs. These are important steps in making clean, renewable biodiesel an appealing option for all diesel owners, and we anticipate that other OEMs will follow DaimlerChrysler’s lead.” (read NBB’s release)