Biodiesel and the Environment

Biodiesel is a greenhouse gas reducing, advanced biofuel that is a great alternative for diesel users. Biodiesel is not only sustainable, it’s a more environmentally-friendly, cleaner-burning option that can be used in diesel engines without modification. soybeansIn fact, biodiesel decreases greenhouse gas emissions by up to 86%!

Biodiesel is also non toxic and biodegardable. Using biodiesel lowers particulate matter by 47%, reduces hydrocarbon emissions by up to 67%, and reduces smog.

It’s environmental benefits don’t stop there. The production of biodiesel, in lieu of petroleum diesel, reduces wastewater by 79% and hazardous waste by 96%.

Biodiesel does all this while also providing the highest energy balance of any U.S fuel, a 3.5-to-1 positive energy balance. This means that for every unit of energy input, biodiesel returns an astounding 3.5 units of energy.