Biodiesel is the first commercially available fuel to meet the EPA’s definition of an advanced biofuel. These requirements protect forests and native grasslands and ensure renewable fuels have multiple environmental benefits over fossil fuels.
Benefits when compared to petroleum-based diesel fuel:
- Reduces lifecycle greenhouse gases by 86 percent
- Lowers particulate matter by 47 percent, reduces smog and makes our air healthier to breathe
- Reduces hydrocarbon emissions by 67 percent
- For every unit of fossil energy, it takes to produce biodiesel, 3.5 units of renewable energy are returned, the best of any U.S. fuel
Interested in learning more about the sustainability of biodiesel? Please download our Biodiesel Sustainability Booklet to learn how America’s Advanced Biofuel reduces carbon, recycles byproducts from protein demand, and saves lives.
Also, read our Biodiesel Sustainability Blog to receive information from NBB staff and industry professionals as they continue to share our efforts
to reduce the world’s carbon footprint.