In the biodiesel proposal the city council is discussing today, a number of questions quickly come to mind. We’ve been asking questions and getting very little answers. Here are the questions we asked to verify Mr. Hirson’s claims regarding Chevron. Chevron responded that they are “are not in a position to comment at this point.”
Tuning Fork has some questions to clarify Chevron Corporation’s role in a proposed renewable biodiesel plant in St. Joseph, Missouri.
1. Does Chevron Corporation or any of its subsidiaries, have a contract in place to purchase renewable biodiesel fuel or any other product(s) from Geoffrey Hirson, St. Joseph Renewable Fuels, Powerdyne, Inc., Powerdyne Renewable Fuels, USA Green Energy Group, LLC, and/or any other firms with whom Mr. Hirson claims ownership, presidency or association?
2. If Chevron Corporation has such a contract in place, when is it set to expire and/or under what conditions?
3. Does the contract reference any specific production facilities, pilot plants or other specific sources where the fuel is being satisfactorily demonstrated to be in production or producible?
4. Is St. Joseph Renewable Fuels technology Chevron technology? Is the proposed St. Joseph, Mo. refinery deploying Chevron hardware, software, manufacturing processes or any other proprietary Chevron technology through a partnership agreement, ownership agreement, licensing fee(s) or any other agreement formed between St. Joseph Renewable Fuels (or other Hirson entity) and Chevron Corporation and/or any subsidiaries?