MORE INNOVATION Biodiesel is advancing
MORE GROWTH Biodiesel is sustaining
MORE PRODUCTION Biodiesel is fueling
In our fields and labs, Biodiesel leverages American ingenuity to deliver new products, new technology – and new consumer benefits.
Biodiesel is a triumph of American can-do spirit. Farmers, scientists, and producers came together to create an alternative fuel that is sustainable and practical.
Biodegradable and made from renewable resources, the Department of Agriculture and Congressional Budget Office have identified biodiesel as the cheapest alternative fuel to meet Energy Policy Act requirements. Many fleet managers find biodiesel a cost-effective option to comply with state and federal regulations.
Biodiesel reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 57 to 86 percent, and it is less toxic than table salt and biodegrades as fast as sugar. With no toxic chemicals used in production, Biodiesel supports America’s needs for clean water. All that makes it the most practical, cost-effective way to deliver sustainable energy and benefit the environment.
Biodiesel is growing and sustaining local economies across America.
Biodiesel is made from renewable resources abundant in the U.S.: soybean oil, other plant oils, recycled restaurant grease, tallow and other fats — even new sources like algae. It is produced in nearly every state and used from coast to coast.
Because U.S. Biodiesel is made from local resources, its production benefits American communities. More Biodiesel creates a greater market for products that farmers would otherwise discard. Restaurants can earn income from recycled cooking oil that they previously paid to have hauled away.
Biodiesel’s investments and energy dollars stay in the community and support local economies in many rural areas of the country. Biodiesel plants are the driving force for the local economy, and increased biodiesel production helps expand domestic refining capability.
In our industries and cities, Biodiesel provides a reliable domestic energy source that fuels economic prosperity and energy security.
Nearly all of America's transportation fuel comes from one source – petroleum. Biodiesel diversifies America’s energy supplies, making us less dependent on oil and less vulnerable to volatile global oil markets or disruptions in supply.
Bioheat® — a cleaner-burning home heating oil — uses biodiesel to warm the nation's homes and offices with American-made fuel.
Imported fuels keep jobs and profits overseas, often in turbulent parts of the world. Using Biodiesel strengthens our energy security while creating jobs, improving local economies, contributing to our Gross Domestic Product, and generating tax revenues.
Good news! Biodiesel’s economic benefits increase substantially with growing domestic production. For example, just 2.5 billion gallons of domestic production would support at least 81,600 U.S. jobs and $14.7 billion in total economic benefit.