Renewable Fuels Community Celebrates National Biodiesel Day

On the 157th anniversary of Rudolf Diesel’s birthday on March 18, 1858, the renewable fuels community celebrated National Biodiesel Day by encouraging consumers to fill-up on cleaner-burning, locally-produced biodiesel.

“Biodiesel is a greenhouse gas reducing advanced biofuel that farmers, truckers and consumers can really benefit from,” stated Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA)Communications Director T.J. Page. “In celebration of National Biodiesel Day, we’re encouraging all of Iowa’s diesel motorists to support cleaner air, American jobs, energy independence, and Iowa’s economy by choosing biodiesel at the pump.”

“Biodiesel works behinds the scenes to deliver a better alternative. It is here now, working today across the country to improve our environment, support our economy and protect energy security,” stated National Biodiesel Board (NBB)Chairman Steven J. Levy. “It is impressive what we have achieved in ten years and clear that responsible policy and industry innovation is working to expand access to America’s Advanced Biofuel while benefitting consumers.”

Since 2004, the use of biodiesel has cut carbon pollution by 75.5 million metric tons—that’s like removing 15.9 million cars from American roads, or planting 1.9 billion trees, or preserving 61.9 million acres of mature forests.

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