One of Longview's sustainability goals is to reduce our use of fossil fuels by using alternative fuels or power sources whenever possible. Biodiesel is our alternative fuel of choice because most of our farm vehicles and machines are diesel engines that run well on biodiesel. We use the BioPro 190 processor, manufactured by Springboard Biodiesel in Chico, California.
We have a 16 kilowatt, grid-tied solar system that offsets the electricity we use in our house. The grid-tied system allows us to sell the energy we produce directly back to our electric cooperative.