Michigan Hall of Fame Honors Biodiesel Ambassador

Cindy Zimmerman

The Michigan Environmental Hall of Fame has inducted a Biodiesel Ambassador into its ranks.

Chris Case was honored for his lifetime commitment to environmental stewardship in the awards created by the Muskegon Environmental Research & Education Society in 2010.
National Biodiesel Board CEO Donnell Rehagen says Case is an environmental pioneer whose life’s work has forged a model for sustainable practices like biodiesel use. “During his tenure as facilities manager at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Munising, Michigan, Case led early adoption of this cleaner burning fuel in the 1990s,” said Rehagen. “As a volunteer Biodiesel Ambassador, Chris has generously shared the real-world environmental and performance benefits of biodiesel with parks, schools and fleets across the nation.”

Case’s leadership helped the park reduce its environmental footprint, protect natural resources for generations to come, and improve worker health and safety. The Lakeshore’s Environmental Leadership program, which included the use of biodiesel as well as soy-biobased lubricants and other products, earned the 2005 Department of the Interior’s Environmental Achievement Award.

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