Today Centennial Parklands celebrate an important green milestone as all 26 of our on-road and machinery fleet of vehicles are now run on an environmentally friendly and renewable fuel source – B20 Biodiesel. B20 is a soybean-based biodiesel blend that is 20 per cent soybean mixture and 80 per cent fossil diesel.
By reducing our dependence on fossil fuels and powering our vehicles with a renewable fuel source, we will not only improve our green footprint but reduce our carbon emissions by 20 per cent a year.
B20 produces less greenhouse gases than regular diesel and it enhances engine quality and performance of vehicles so it keeps our vehicle maintenance costs down. The money we save goes back into the maintenance and up-keep of the Parklands – where it is needed the most.
10 quirky things about soybeans:
- One acre of soybeans can produce 82,368 crayons.
- During the American Civil War, soybeans were used in place of coffee because real coffee was scarce.
- 98 percent of the soybean and livestock farms in America are family farms.
- U.S. farmers first grew soybeans as cattle feed.
- More soybeans are grown in the United States than anywhere else in the world.
- Soy ink is used to print newspapers and textbooks.
- Soybean is used in plastics, wood adhesives and textiles.
- Soybeans also find their way into candles, cleaning products and hair-care products.
- The soybean is the highest natural source of dietary fibre.
And….most importantly for today’s blog post …
- Soybean oil provides an environmentally friendly fuel for diesel engines.
Are you a soy fan? Got any more fun soybean facts to share? Or tell us your favourite soybean product?
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Centennial Park’s ornamental ponds are some of its most popular features and many will know them for the beautiful habitat they provide for water birds and aquatic life. People are often surprised however, to hear that these water features (with the exception of Lily Pond), act as a detention basin for stormwater runoff and have an […]
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