SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mission NewEnergy, a global leader in providing affordable energy from renewable origins, has established a new presence in the United States with offices in San Antonio and commencing operations throughout the country.
The company has launched an unprecedented campaign to fund and manage millions of indigent farmers in India, growing and processing non-edible Jatropha seeds on otherwise unused land.
This unique undertaking, which already employs 194,323 of India's poorest farmers, is coordinated by 2,200 Mission NewEnergy field agents and direct employees. Mobile phones and GPS systems enable Mission NewEnergy's India head office to manage these hundreds of thousands of farmers.
The Jatropha solution to the global energy crisis is receiving world-wide support as the seeds are inedible and therefore do not affect food supplies or prices. Mission NewEnergy's Jatropha biodiesel does not require taxpayer funding for its efforts.
James Garton, President of Mission NewEnergy USA, has announced the appointment of one of America's most respected military leaders as Chairman of its Advisory Council. Major General Wilbert D. Pearson (USAF-Ret) recently retired as Vice President at Lockheed Martin where he guided the development of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the nation's biggest government contract ever awarded.
"I believe that Mission NewEnergy's approach is particularly efficient and effective. Its product will not impact our food supply and its source provides the noblest of social reforms by employing those living in poverty," Pearson stated. "Finally, in these challenging economic times, the far lower cost per barrel produced without government subsidy is remarkable and will benefit all Americans."
"Our Advisory Council, led by General Pearson, will bring together business leaders, scholars, consumer advocates, former public officials and celebrities who share a passionate commitment to a sustainable future fueled by responsible products," Garton concluded.
SOURCE Mission NewEnergy USA