About the B20 Club

The B20 Club is a partnership of the Illinois Soybean Association checkoff program and the American Lung Association in Illinois, recognizing Illinois-based fleets running on biodiesel blends of 20 percent or greater for at least six months out of the year.

B20 Club members represent diverse Illinois-based fleets that are committed to decreasing motor vehicle emissions and their carbon footprints, while also supporting the local economy and Illinois farmers. 

Meet the B20 Club Members

These Illinois-based fleets and fuel distributors know that B20 is an efficient, high-quality, reliable fuel that supports their bottom line and the environment. Read about how biodiesel works for them.

Award-winning B20 Club

Industry Partnership Award

The B20 Club received the Industry Partnership Award from the National Biodiesel Board (NBB), recognizing the success of the program as a platform to showcase fleets using B20 biodiesel blends. Pictured at the award presentation, from left to right, are: Tom Verry, NBB director of outreach and development, John DeRosa, director of environmental health, American Lung Association in Illinois; Jeff Lynn, Illinois Soybean Association board member; and Donnell Rehagen, NBB chief executive officer.


Facts About Biodiesel

  • B20 and B50 blends produce significantly fewer emissions of particulate matter, unburned hydrocarbons, and other harmful pollutants. Biodiesel can reduce CO2 emissions by up to 86 percent
  • Recognized as a Clean Air Choice® by the American Lung Association 
  • The only commercially available Advanced Biofuel designated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. That means biodiesel at a B100 level reduces CO2 emissions by more than 50 percent. 
  • A renewable fuel made from Illinois-produced soybean oil and other fats and oils; benefits the local economy
  • Non-toxic and biodegradable, so it’s safe for the environment



B20: Good for Your Fleet and Your Community 

You probably already know that biodiesel is a renewable, clean-burning alternative to petroleum diesel that supports Illinois agriculture and spurs our state's economy. However, did you know that by choosing to use biodiesel blends of B20 and greater, fleets across Illinois are giving back to their communities, too? B20 has proven emission and health benefits. John DeRosa, director, American Lung Association in Illinois, explains more in this short video.


It’s Easy Being Green with Biodiesel

Using biodiesel is an easy way for fleets and municipalities to improve air quality in their communities and reduce their carbon footprint. Running the renewable fuel also supports Illinois’s agriculture economy. See how easy it is to be green with biodiesel in this short video. 



Have Questions or Want to Learn More?

John DeRosa, Director Environmental Health
American Lung Association in Illinois
P: (217) 241-9018
E: John.DeRosa@lung.org

Rebecca Richardson, Biodiesel Lead
Illinois Soybean Association
P: (217) 586-2860
E: rrichardson@marciv.com

Mark Albertson, Director Strategic Market Development
Illinois Soybean Association
P: (309) 808-3606
E: albertsonm@ilsoy.org