According to the company, this approval by the EPA significantly improves GreenHunter Energy's biodiesel distribution capabilities in the US, and further augments the company's strategy of diversifying risk by distributing its products in multiple markets. Previously, as a part of its vertical integration strategy in the biodiesel business, GreenHunter announced a distribution strategy that included selling biodiesel in the overseas markets as well as owning distribution assets in the marine market in the Gulf of Mexico. The company plans to service those markets with biodiesel produced from its 105 million-gallon-per-year biodiesel refinery in Houston, Texas. Gaining access to the on-road market as a necessary part of the registration process, GreenHunter recently elected to acquire emissions and health effects test data originated from a third party industry participant. Gary Evans, chairman, president, and CEO of GreenHunter Energy, said: "According to the Energy Information Administration, diesel consumption last year in the US was 4.20 million barrels per day, the highest ever. Even taking into consideration a modest decline in diesel consumption this year, demand for diesel fuel is historically very high."