We’re at the National Biodiesel Conference this week, and we’re hearing a lot of buzz and excitement about the industry. In 2011, biodiesel production reached a record-breaking one-billion gallons. That’s thanks in part to its predominant fuel source: soy biodiesel.
The industry expects biodiesel production to grow even larger in 2012. And the Environmental Protection Agency’s Renewable Fuel Standard requires it to meet 1 billion gallons again next year. As production continues to increase, diesel users will be able to find biodiesel more readily than ever before.
All across the U.S., states, cities and individuals are seeing biodiesel work for them. New York City is an excellent example of how biodiesel is delivering now. In December, South Dakota farmers had the opportunity to tour various facilities in NYC to learn more about biodiesel and the bioheat market. Take a look at what South Dakota farmer and United Soybean Board Director, Lewis Bainbridge, had to say about the experience.
You can keep up with what’s happening at the 2012 National Biodiesel Conference through the NBB Conference Blog. http://blog.biodieselconference.org/