The latest numbers from the EPA show that biodiesel makers produced 100 million gallons of the green fuel during July, down a bit from June’s numbers of 112 million gallons but still possibly on pace to surpass last year’s record production. Year-to-date production figures show just under 658 million gallons of biodiesel through the end of the month. Last year, the biodiesel industry set a new production record of nearly 1.1 billion gallons.
The National Biodiesel Board says that the EPA numbers show a total of 108 million gallons of Biomass-based Diesel for the month of July, but that figure also includes renewable diesel production. NBB also points that the biodiesel industry supports more than 39,000 jobs across the country, and with its increasingly diverse mix of feedstocks, biodiesel is the first and only EPA-designated Advanced Biofuel that’s produced on a commercial scale across the U.S.