Fueling America's Farmers

Biodiesel’s performance, economics, sustainability and support positively impact our nation’s farmers.

Biodiesel was born out of the American agriculture industry. The two share the common vision of ensuring a sustainable future for our world. Fueling your farm with biodiesel is not only the right thing to do, it’s just smart business. When farmers use biodiesel, they can realize economic and other advantages on both ends of the supply chain — as producers and consumers. 

More fuel choices for a sustainable future.

REG is leading the way as an advanced biofuels producer and developer of renewable chemicals. Decades ago, our vision helped build today’s biodiesel industry. And while we’re producing high quality biodiesel, we’re growing America’s agriculture economy. Our wealth of knowledge can help you run a successful operation and meet sustainability goals with renewable products. 

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Biodiesel is engine-manufacturer approved.

Biodiesel helps protect a farm’s equipment investment — from trucks to tractors and combines. Engine manufacturers have formally stated that biodiesel blends up to B20 and even higher are approved for use in their engines and will not void their parts and workmanship warranties. 

 

We also understand you won’t sacrifice performance. With biodiesel, that’s not a concern.

  • ASTM has established specifications to ensure biodiesel quality. InfinD™ (REG's biodiesel) meets or exceeds stringent ASTM D6751 specifications.
  • Biodiesel is proven to improve engine lubricity and increase combustion quality.1
  • Biodiesel works in any diesel vehicle, and can be used with existing engines and infrastructure. 2

Manufacturer guidelines for using biodiesel blended fuel.

OEMs Supporting B20
Artic Cat Isuzu Commericial Trucks
Buhler John Deere
Caterpillar Kubota
Fiat Chrysler - Ram & Jeep Mack
Cummins McCormick Tractors
Daimler Trucks, Including: Monaco RV
- Frieghtliner I Custom Chassis
PACCAR, Including:
- Thomas Built Busses - Kenworth
- Wester Star - Peterbilt
Ferris Perkins
Ford Tomcar
GMC & Chevrolet
Toro
HDT USA Motorcycles
Volvo Trucks
Hino Trucks Workhorse
Navistar - International & MaxxForce Yanmar
IC Bus

 

OEMs Supporting B100 OEMs Supporting B5
CNH Audi
Duetz AG BMW
Fairbanks Morse Detroit Diesel

Hustler Turf Equipment
Mazda
Mercedes-Benz
Mitsubishi Fuso
Nissan
Volkswagen
Source: National Biodiesel Board

 

 

All major OEMs producing diesel vehicles for the U.S. market support at least B5 and lower blends, and over 78 percent of those manufacturers now support B20 or higher biodiesel blends in at least some of their equipment, including nearly 85 percent of the medium- and heavy-duty truck OEMs. The biodiesel component must meet ASTM D6751, the approved standard for pure biodiesel, and the B20 blends must meet ASTM D7467 specifications. Many OEMs also recommend the use of a BQ-9000® accredited producer.

Biodiesel benefits the ag economy.

Biodiesel production increases the demand for agriculture commodities, so it makes sense to take advantage of a fuel that puts money back in your pocket. Just look at the numbers. A 2021 study3 of biodiesel production in Iowa shows the kind of positive economic impact biodiesel production can have on a state and local ag market: 

1.9 billion - The number of pounds of soybean oil used to create biodiesel. 
2.6 billion -  The number of pounds of fats and oils used to create biodiesel.
297 million -  The number of pounds of canola oil used to create biodiesel. 
$1.2 billion -  The amount of money spent on raw materials used to create biodiesel. 
$1.2 billion - The biodiesel industry's contribution to the Iowa GDP.
6,513 - The number of full-time equivalent jobs in Iowa supported by the growth of the biodiesel industry.

The same study shows that biodiesel generated $2.6 billion in household income in Iowa. Without the biodiesel industry:

  • Corn prices would've been 15% lower.4
  • Beef tallow prices would've been 13% lower.5
  • Pork grease prices would've been 17% lower.6

Biodiesel improves the environment.

The use of biodiesel supports a cleaner environment and combats climate change through reduced emissions and decreased carbon intensity. Some states like California have a Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) that requires the reduction of the carbon intensity of transportation fuels. But even if it’s not a requirement in your state, sustainability is a growing trend among corporations, local governments and the general public. And since America’s farmers have a long history of environmental stewardship, biodiesel is a responsible choice for you, as well. Here’s how the numbers stack up:

  • 75% — How much you can reduce carbon dioxide emissions with pure biodiesel, or B100, compared to petroleum diesel.7
  • 15% — How much you can reduce carbon dioxide emissions with B20 blends.7

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The U.S. government supports and encourages the use of biodiesel.

The legitimacy and importance of the biodiesel industry is proven by the policies put in place by state and federal governments including tax incentives and requirements to promote the use of biodiesel. 

 

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Turn to the Experts

REG is ready to help your operation realize the benefits of biodiesel. With more than 100 years of combined biodiesel experience, our management team has evolved our company from a single biodiesel production facility in 1996 into a nationally recognized, fully integrated, biomass-based fuels and renewable chemicals company. We offer several benefits to help you run a successful operation with biodiesel.

Supply assurance.
With the largest annual capacity of any single producer in the country and our substantial network of biorefineries and terminals, REG can meet even your most demanding biodiesel volume requirements.

Local support and expertise.
Our experts stay up to the minute on state and federal regulations, incentives, RIN trading and other important policy issues. We stay up to date on current tax codes and credits, and we offer expert technical support when and where you need it. All the while, we constantly develop new and innovative ways to change the world with biodiesel. 

 

1 http://www.afdc.energy.gov/fuels/biodiesel_benefits.html

2 https://afdc.energy.gov/fuels/emerging_hydrocarbon.html

3 https://iowarfa.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/2021-Iowa-Biofuels-Impact-Draft.FINAL_.pdf

https://d35t1syewk4d42.cloudfront.net/file/2008/Food-vs-Fuel_Filip-et-al_2017-11.pdf

5 https://www.biodiesel.org/docs/default-source/fact-sheets/biodiesel-impact-on-the-beef-sector.pdf?sfvrsn=

6 https://www.biodiesel.org/docs/default-source/fact-sheets/biodiesel-impact-on-the-pork-sector.pdf?sfvrsn=c81fe698_4

7https://afdc.energy.gov/files/pdfs/47504.pdf

 


 

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