America's Advanced Biofuel

Biodiesel Basics

Biodiesel is America’s first Advanced Biofuel. It is a renewable, clean-burning diesel replacement that is reducing U.S. dependence on imported diesel, creating green jobs and improving our environment. It is made from an increasingly diverse mix of resources including agricultural oils, recycled cooking oil and animal fats and meets the strict specifications of ASTM D6751.

Changing the Mix

There is a way to bring stability to transportation fuel prices, and make America more energy independent: make our transportation fuel supply look more like the electric power generation supply.

America generates electricity from a mix of coal, natural gas, nuclear, hydro, geothermal, wind, solar, and biomass. These sources are domestic, regionally priced, and regionally abundant. As a result, electric power prices are stable and affordable.

We can bring choice to our transportation fuel supply. Renewable and diverse sources for transportation fuel already exist. Biodiesel, for one, is domestically produced and environmentally friendly, and already displaces more than 1.1 billion gallons of fossil fuel every year.

Drilling more oil won’t solve America’s transportation fuel needs. Diversifying our transportation fuel portfolio with a broader range of fuels, including Biodiesel, will.