The EPA reported Thursday that nearly 108 million gallons of Biomass-based Diesel were sold during the month of November, continuing a record year of production. Biodiesel makes up the vast majority of the EPA's Biomass-based Diesel category under the Renewable Fuel Standard program, representing about 95 percent of the volume this year.
Biodiesel production specifically had reached an all-time high 908 million gallons through the end of November, according to annual figures compiled by the EPA. The previous annual record for biodiesel production was 690 million gallons in 2008.
To view the EPA's numbers, visit the EMTS website.
Biodiesel is America's first Advanced Biofuel - a renewable, clean-burning diesel replacement that is creating good-paying jobs, reducing U.S. dependence on foreign petroleum and improving our environment. It is produced in nearly every state in the country and is on pace to support more than 39,000 U.S. jobs in 2011 while replacing roughly 1 billion gallons of petroleum diesel. Made from an increasingly diverse mix of resources such as agricultural oils, recycled cooking oil and animal fats, it is the first and only commercial-scale fuel produced across the U.S. to meet the EPA's definition as an Advanced Biofuel. Biodiesel can be used in existing diesel engines and meets strict specifications of ASTM D6751.