Biodiesel Delivers Emissions Reductions Supporting A Cleaner Earth
April 22, 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. In the spirt of celebrating our planet earth, Renewable Energy Group is taking a look at the company’s positive impact over the last decade. Biodiesel is a renewable fuel alternative to diesel that is made from waste fats and oils; it is truly a classic example of the phrase "reduce, reuse & recycle". REG processes many byproducts from the agricultural industry, adding value to those products, directly supporting the industry and diverting waste.
In the last decade, REG has produced 2.3 billion gallons of biodiesel and renewable diesel. This has resulted in 24 million metric tons of CO2 reduction! This is illustrated in the equivalent of:
- Greenhouse gas emissions from 59 billion miles driven by an average passenger vehicle
- CO2 emissions from 26 billion pounds of coal burned
- Carbon sequestered by 31 million acres of U.S. forests in one year
According to the Earth Day Network, the Earth Day movement started in 1970 when 20 million Americans mobilized to call for greater protections for our planet. Since then, one billion individuals across more than 190 countries have mobilized for action every Earth Day.*
BIODIESEL IS AN IMMEDIATE CARBON REDUCTION SOLUTION
It’s a natural fit to talk about biodiesel when it comes to cleaning up our planet. Biodiesel reduces greenhouse gas emissions by up to 86 percent compared with petroleum diesel and provides exceptional emissions reductions when compared to other renewable solutions. Our fuel can be seamlessly integrated into the current diesel infrastructure and blended at high levels, from B20-B50. Some of our customers are even using B100, or 100 percent biodiesel.
Earth Day is a great time to think about how you can positively impact the planet. If you are a user of diesel fuel, take action today and contact us at REG about cleaning up your fuel and helping our planet.