Biodiesel is a domestically produced, renewable option to petroleum-based diesel. Produced from vegetable oils, animal fats, or recycled restaurant grease, it carries lower emissions and increases energy security compared to traditional diesel.

It’s a liquid fuel often referred to as B100 or neat biodiesel in its pure, unblended form, and is used to fuel compression-ignition engines.

B20 is the common blend of biodiesel. It represents a good balance between cost, emissions, cold-weather performance, and tool and material compatibility.

Learn more about the basics and benefits of biodiesel here!

Using biodiesel reduces life cycle emissions because carbon dioxide released from biodiesel combustion is offset by the carbon dioxide absorbed from growing soybeans or other feedstocks used to produce the fuel. Life cycle analysis completed by Argonne National Laboratory found that B100 use reduces carbon dioxide emissions by 74% compared with petroleum diesel.

Biodiesel is produced in the United States and used in conventional diesel engines, directly substituting for or extending supplies of traditional petroleum diesel.

Soybean biodiesel has a positive energy balance.

Find laws and incentives for biodiesel in Ohio here!