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The benefits of biodiesel are clear:

The Most Diverse Fuel on the Planet

It’s true. Biodiesel is the most diverse fuel on the planet. It’s made from a broad range of feedstocks including soybean oil, animal fats and used cooking oil. Biodiesel’s ability to find new uses for fats and oils makes it an ideal advanced biofuel, reducing emissions by more than 50 percent compared to petroleum. It also drives new feedstock research and development. Next-generation feedstocks, like camelina and pennycress, could help meet our nation’s energy demands in the future.

Scientifically Proven Carbon Reducer

The science is clear: Biodiesel Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reductions are on average 80 percent below petroleum diesel including land use impacts. Government agencies and national laboratories have determined that biodiesel has significant lifecycle greenhouse gas reductions. Over time, these studies have more accurately quantified additional impacts such as Indirect Land Use Change (ILUC).

The body of evidence includes studies performed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the California Air Resources Board (CARB), Universities such as UC Davis, University of Chicago, and more.

The latest lifecycle emissions study, which can be found online here, comes from a partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Purdue University, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

Simple Solution with Proven Performance

Biodiesel is a simple solution for users. It fits seamlessly with today’s diesel infrastructure. In other words, it fits in existing vehicles and technologies.

Typically blended with petroleum diesel, biodiesel blends provide performance characteristics similar to diesel, such as:

  • Fuel economy
  • Horsepower
  • Torque
  • Additional performance benefits include enhanced lubricity, which can extend engine life.

Proven over billions of miles at various blend levels, biodiesel works. About 90 percent of medium and heavy-duty truck Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) approve up to B20 in engines and all OEMs approve up to B5.

Bioheat®: A Cleaner Option for Heating Homes

Bioheat® fuel is a blend of biodiesel and ultra-low sulfur heating oil. It is a simple choice and a smart solution that results in a better fuel for your home and the environment. Bioheat® blends are the future of heating oil and are taking the industry by storm. Dealers today are commonly delivering Bioheat® blends from as little as B2 all the way up to even B100. Heating customers should consult their fuel dealer on the benefits of each, and on what type of Bioheat® blend is best for their home. More information can be found at mybioheat.com

Job Creator, Economy Driver

Biodiesel supports 60,000 American jobs. In fact, for every 100 million gallons of biodiesel that is produced – the industry creates 3,200 jobs. So, as biodiesel grows – so does its job-creating ability.

Biodiesel production impacts more than just the biodiesel industry. As diverse as its feedstocks, so are the sectors impacted economically. Biodiesel drives economic benefits for manufacturing, service, transportation and agriculture, to name a few. After more than 25 years, biodiesel has grown to adding more than $12 billion to the US economy. 

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