How Biodiesel Benefits Your Community
A BREATH OF FRESH AIR
Biodiesel offers a cleaner, healthier alternative to standard diesel. When more vehicles in your community make the switch to biodiesel, everyone can breathe a little easier. Download A Breath of Fresh Air brochure
Biodiesel is labeled a Clean Air Choice® by the American Lung Association and is designated as an advanced biofuel by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its significantly reduced emissions of particulate matter and other harmful pollutants.
Biodiesel helps reduce the risk of asthma and other respiratory diseases. According to recent data, communities where biodiesel is regularly used have saved an estimated $1.2 million by reducing hospitalizations, lost workdays and other health costs.
A SMALLER CARBON FOOTPRINT
Compared with regular diesel fuel, biodiesel generates 78.5 percent fewer CO2 emissions (on average) from production and use. Biodiesel also contributes to a sustainable environment, generating 5.54 units of renewable energy for every unit of fossil energy used to produce it. Plus, biodiesel is a renewable fuel made in the U.S. that reduces our nation’s dependence on foreign oil.
UNITED TOWARD SUSTAINABILITY
A partnership between the Illinois Soybean Association and the American Lung Association, the B20 Club recognizes a select group of Illinois-based organizations committed to running fleets on biodiesel blends of 20 percent or greater, contributing to cleaner air and sustainability.