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2009 BioPreferred Showcase and Training

October 1, 2009

BioPreferred Champion: Tim Trittschuh, Fort Custer National Cemetery

Tim Trittschuh, automotive mechanic for Fort Custer National Cemetery, participated in a 2006 United Soybean Board-sponsored pilot project using biobased products. The project has converted the veteran’s cemetery in south-central Michigan into a role model for sustainable operations and biobased-product application and adoption.

Having 20,000 graves and 770-acre to upkeep the maintenance crew uses more than 90 pieces of equipment. The following are some biobased machinery maintenance products are being used at the Fort Custer National Cemetery:

Using these products, Trittschuh has found spills do not contaminate groundwater or soil, and hydraulic and fuel systems are scoured clean due to the natural cleansing effects.

Source:  USDA BioPreferred News, October 2009
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