Did You Know? Interesting Facts About Biofuels

Biofuels have become a popular fuel for organizations that want to reduce their emissions in a cost-effective way, especially for fleets. Besides reducing emissions, biofuels can help in providing a strong engine performance. But don’t take our word for it: here are some facts about biofuels and their environmental benefits. 

1. From 2011 to 2021, U.S.  biodiesel consumption grew about 84%, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

2. Biodiesel was one of most popular alternative fuel options among respondents in the 2022 Fleet Purchasing Outlook published by the National Truck Equipment Association. It was also the second-highest pick for future interest in alternative fuels.

3. Biodiesel was the  first fuel named an advanced biofuel by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency based on its ability to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by more than 50% compared with petroleum.

4. Biodiesel first entered the market in the 1990’s in Europe, primarily made out of vegetable oils.

5. Thanks to their lower emissions and ability to meet California’s clean air program, the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS),  biodiesel and renewable diesel have eliminated more than 18 million tons of carbon dioxide in the state since the program began in 2011.

6. All Ford diesel engines are capable of running on virtually any blend of biodiesel up to and including B20 (20% biodiesel, 80% petroleum diesel).

7.  As clean air regulations gain traction across the country, fleet owners and operators are increasingly interested in ways to reduce their carbon footprint.  Many of the biggest fleets use biodiesel, including a number of customers of Chevron Renewable Energy Group 1:

  • FedEx
  • Ruan
  • J.B. Hunt
  •  UPS      

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