When the topic of biodiesel comes up, it’s easy to focus on the fuel itself. This clean fuel, after all, has earned a reputation for being perhaps the fastest and easiest way for fleets to reduce their emissions immediately.
That’s an important topic to talk about given the climate crisis. However, the biodiesel industry’s reach extends far beyond transportation and into other businesses. Biodiesel’s wider benefits include job creation and a positive economic impact at the local, state and national levels.
Supporting other industries
For example, in 2020 REG used 14 types of feedstocks — totaling several billion pounds — to produce our fuels. Based on our typical feedstock mix, that would support the equivalent of: