Biodiesel Offers Extensive Benefits*
  • Renewable energy
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Contains no sulfur
  • Displaces imported petroleum
*Source: USDA, EPA, EIA
Biodiesel Performs*
  • Increased lubricity extends engine injector life
  • Superior engine performance compared to other alternative fuels
  • Unmodified diesel engines can burn biodiesel
  • No specialized service or training needed for engines
  • Approved by major motor manufacturers
*Source: EPA, USDA
Biodiesel Reduces Emissions
Biodiesel meets EPA Health Effects
Testing Under the Clean Air Act*
  • Carbon monoxide
    • 48 percent lower than diesel
  • Particulate matter
    • 47 percent lower than diesel
  • Hydrocarbons
    • 67 percent lower than diesel

    *Source: EPA
Biodiesel Makes Sense Economically*
  • Creates additional value-added markets for agriculture
  • Enhances economic development
  • Highest energy balance – units of energy produced for one unit of energy consumed
  • Soy biodiesel 3.24 units produced
  • Ethanol 1.35 units produced
  • Petroleum .88 units produced

    *Source: USDA
Biodiesel Fills Increasing Energy Needs*
  • Annual U.S. demand for diesel is
    55 billion gallons with annual
    market growth of 5 percent**
  • If biodiesel was used in 2 percent of all diesel fuel, 1 billion gallons would be needed

    *Source: Frazier Barnes & Association, LLC feasibility study conducted for Western Iowa Energy

    **Source: Energy Information Administration
Biodiesel Uses
  • MaritimeTrucking
  • Home heating
  • Agricultural
  • Construction
  • Municipalities
  • Military
  • School Buses

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