Chaney Enterprises has replaced fossil fuel oil with renewable biofuel in their Infern-O-Therm hot water boilers. In addition to the boilers, Chaney Enterprises will ultimately use biofuel in their many off-road vehicles. Adding biofuels to their operations is one of many green initiatives for Chaney Enterprises. Not only is concrete remarkably green in its planet cooling properties, durability and recycled content, but many of the practices Chaney Enterprises uses to produce concrete—including mining, water reuse and even reusing motor oil to heat the fleet maintenance shop—all contribute to its ongoing environmental strategies.
“The renewable nature of biofuel allows us to reduce the carbon footprint of every cubic yard of concrete we ship with something as easy as switching our boiler fuel over from fossil fuels to biofuel” Bill Childs, Director, Chaney Enterprises.
According to the United States Energy Information Administration, “Biofuels are transportation fuels such as ethanol and biodiesel that are made from biomass materials. These fuels are usually blended with petroleum fuels (gasoline and diesel fuel), but they can also be used on their own. Using ethanol or biodiesel reduces the consumption of gasoline and diesel fuel made from crude oil, which can reduce the amount of crude oil imported from other countries. Ethanol and biodiesel are also cleaner-burning fuels than pure gasoline and diesel fuel.”