Global Clean Energy and Bakersfield Renewable Fuels Donate Refinery Safety Equipment to West Kern Oil Museum for New Exhibit in Time for Boomtown Days Celebration
TAFT, CA – Global Clean Energy and Bakersfield Renewable Fuels joined the West Kern Oil Museum today to unveil an exhibit featuring refinery safety equipment.
“The West Kern Oil Museum is proud to accept this donation from Global Clean Energy and Bakersfield Renewable Fuels,” Don Maxwell, Board Chairman said. “The new exhibit shines a light on the focus toward safety that the petroleum and refining industries have taken to ensure our communities are safe as they provide the fuel that powers our everyday lives.”
The new exhibit features historic fire safety gear, fire extinguishers, computer monitoring systems and other pieces from the former petroleum refinery on Rosedale Highway in Bakersfield. The site was purchased by Global Clean Energy in 2020 and is currently being retrofitted to process plant oils into ultra-low carbon renewable fuels. With the retrofit, the facility will play a key role in the burgeoning green energy economy that is growing rapidly in Kern County.
“Safety is ingrained in our culture and what better way to reinforce this message than by providing the West Kern Oil Museum with historic refinery safety equipment?” Steve Bonner, Senior Vice President for Global Clean Energy and General Manager of the Bakersfield Renewable Fuels production facility said. “As we work to retool the former petroleum refinery off Rosedale Highway into a renewable fuels production facility that produces chemically identical renewable fuels from plant oils, we realized we had an opportunity to share the historic equipment on site and highlight some of the public safety measures in place at these facilities. We are proud to contribute these items to the West Kern Oil Museum.”
The new exhibit comes just in time for the Museum’s Boomtown Days celebration, which will take place on Saturday, October 14th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and will feature a tri-tip BBQ lunch, Fall Vendor Fair, Heavenly Harvest Pumpkin Patch, local art show, family-friendly yard games, and the newly donated safety exhibit. Admission to the event is free.
The West Kern Oil Museum, located near Highway 33 and Wood Street in Taft, is a treasure trove of information about the history of the petroleum industry. Maintained and operated entirely by volunteers, the West Kern Oil Museum includes indoor and outdoor meeting spaces, vintage office, shops, and equipment, a fire house, a tent house, a shotgun house, a transportation building, a tool house, a library and a gift shop.
West Kern Oil Museum Director of Volunteers Greg Mudge shakes the hand of Steve Bonner, Senior Vice President for Global Clean Energy and General Manager of the Bakersfield Renewable Fuels production facility in front of the newly donated safety exhibit items.
(From left) West Kern Oil Museum Director of Volunteers Greg Mudge, Museum Board member Blake Layton, and Steve Bonner General Manager of the Bakersfield Renewable Fuels production facility, gather in front of the newly donated safety exhibit items at the West Kern Oil Museum.
About Global Clean Energy
Global Clean Energy Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB:GCEH) is a vertically integrated renewable feedstocks and finished fuels company whose business model is designed to control all aspects of the value chain, with one end of their business anchored in plant science and the other in renewable fuels production. Over the past 15 years Global Clean Energy has developed a portfolio of proprietary elite varieties of Camelina sativa (camelina) to be used as a feedstock for their renewable fuels facility in Bakersfield, California, providing feedstock certainty unmatched in the industry. By eliminating intermediaries and leveraging a vertically integrated model, Global Clean Energy maximizes margin generation through operational and logistical efficiencies while simultaneously minimizing feedstock costs and greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint. The company believes they can achieve “net zero” GHG footprint on all their finished fuels, including renewable diesel, renewable propane, renewable naphtha, and in the future, sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Global Clean Energy’s camelina holds several advantages over traditional feedstocks yielding additional Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) credits through a lower carbon intensity (CI) score. The company contracts directly with farmers to grow its ultra-low carbon, nonfood, proprietary camelina crop on fallow land. As a low water use rotational crop grown on fallow land, camelina does not impact food production or compete with other crops for scarce water resources. The result of Global Clean Energy’s vertically integrated farm-to-fuel strategy is a highly sustainable, low cost, and ultra-low carbon finished fuel. More information can be found at www.gceholdings.com.
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Global Clean Energy/Bakersfield Renewable Fuels
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Released October 9, 2023