• Biodiesel Fuels the Clean Cruiser Project

    What started as a couple of pals looking for their next adventure soon turned into a carbon-cutting crusade for Steven Ploog and Nathan Stuart. After the initial idea of fixing up two old Toyota Land Cruisers and driving down to Panama, the two came up with an interesting challenge. The two decided to do a trip entirely carbon neutral.

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    Biodiesel Fuels the Clean Cruiser Project
  • Biodiesel History Targets Future Growth

    Before World War I, the diesel engine was a heavy, cantankerous contraption, good only for stationary power and large, waterborne vessels. Clessie Cummins changed all that.

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    Biodiesel History Targets Future Growth
  • World Water Day: How Biodiesel Makes Minimal Waves in the World’s Water Supply

    The earth is rich in water resources. However, this water is not immediately useful for most consumer needs. It takes energy to provide clean water in a useful form. That’s why use of renewable fuels such as biodiesel is so important to secure our future access to clean water.

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    World Water Day: How Biodiesel Makes Minimal Waves in the World’s Water Supply
  • An Insider's View on the Value of Federal Research

    Based on my experiences I see federal research as extremely valuable. It is dedicated to improving the quality of life of all Americans, and is conducted within a framework designed to maximize its integrity, reliability, impact, and availability.

    RIGHT: Mike and his technician, Karen Wagner, developing a new method for biodiesel synthesis. Photo: Agricultural Research Service, USDA.

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    An Insider’s View on the Value of Federal Research
  • Biodiesel Complements the Food Supply

    When we grow protein to feed the world, we get more fat than we can eat. Biodiesel is made from used cooking oil, animal fats, and a growing diversity of waste greases and vegetable oils, like soybean oil. The US has a large supply of these excess fats and oils as a byproduct of food production. Using these excess fats and oils reduces the cost of protein for the food supply.

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    Biodiesel Complements the Food Supply

About Us

Biodiesel is an advanced biofuel made from readily available, renewable resources. It is a domestic, sustainable, cleaner-burning, diesel fuel replacement that meets strict quality specifications. The National Biodiesel Board is the trade association representing the US biodiesel industry as the coordinating body for research and development.

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