What is Biodiesel?
Biodiesel is a renewable, clean-burning diesel replacement that is reducing U.S. dependence on foreign petroleum, creating jobs and improving the environment.
Made from a diverse mix of feedstocks including recycled cooking oil, soybean oil, and animal fats, it is the first and only EPA-designated Advanced Biofuel in commercial-scale production across the country and the first to reach 1 billion gallons of annual production. Meeting strict technical fuel quality and engine performance specifications, it can be used in existing diesel engines without modification and is covered by all major engine manufacturers’ warranties, most often in blends of up to 5 percent or 20 percent biodiesel. It is produced at plants in nearly every state in the country.(read more)
Benefits of Biodiesel
Reduces carbon dioxide emissions.
The energy from waste cooking oil is recovered and converted into a product – a domestic, renewable, alternative fuel.
Eight Common Myths About Biodiesel
Despite evidence to the contrary, these myths, and many more, persist. Click here to find out the whole story.
- Meeting biofuels mandates would cause the United States to radically lower food production, causing worldwide price increases as well as food riots around the world.
- Biofuels cause higher carbon emissions, instead of lowering them.
- Biofuels use more energy in their production than they provide as a transport fuel.
- All biofuels have lower fuel economy than comparable fossil fuels.
- Cellulosic biofuels will be five years away, forever.
- President Obama wants everyone to use algae-based biofuels that cost $26 per gallon.
- Biofuels require massive subsidies.
- Natural gas is a renewable fuel, too, and should receive the same advantages as biofuels.