Most diesel engines can utilize biodiesel without modification.
Since 2009, 30+ partners have been working together to make biodiesel and ethanol available for all 1,786 miles of the U.S. interstate I-75. The project has added 28 E85 stations and 9 B20 stations in all 6 I-75 states, including Kentucky,and those stations have sold over 2.4 million gallons of biofuels! To learn more visit the project site at www.CleanFuelsCorridor.com.
Biodiesel was the first and only Advanced Biofuel designated by the EPA.
Many of the school buses in Kentucky utilize biodiesel.
About 45 million gallons of biodiesel are produced annually at Owensboro Grain.
An Educational Resource
The Kentucky Soybean Board supports the Owensboro Community and Technical College advanced fuels auto technician training program and the Online Biodiesel Technician Certification Program with KCTCS.
Glycerin is a co-product of biodiesel production. It can be used in a number of ways, including soaps, cosmetics, and food.
Most of the biodiesel made in Kentucky is made from the oil of soybeans. The oil can be new or used.
Biodiesel is a renewable, clean-burning diesel replacement made from a diverse mix of feedstocks including recycled cooking oil, plant oils (primarily soybean oil), and animal fats. It is the first and only EPA-designated Advanced Biofuel in commercial-scale production across the country.
The technical definition of biodiesel: a fuel comprised of mono-alkyl esters of long chain fatty acids derived from vegetable oils or animal fats, designated B100, and meeting the requirements of ASTM D 6751.