DF Cast: Study Shows Biodiesel’s Energy Balance

John Davis

df-logoLast week, we told you new research shows how green biodiesel is. I finally got a chance to catch up with National Biodiesel Board CEO Joe Jobe to talk a little bit about this important study… and what it will mean as the Environmental Protection Agency considers a new Renewable Fuels Standard, RFS-2.

joe-jobethumbnailIn this edition of the Domestic Fuel Cast, you’ll hear how Jobe believes the information that biodiesel now produces 4.5 units of energy for every unit of energy spent on it will prove to the EPA and skeptics that biodiesel is truly one of the greenest fuels out there. He says the information couldn’t come at a better time and was included with the NBB’s comments about the RFS-2.

JCGreenfestJobe adds that the NBB will be showing off biodiesel’s green, sustainable nature with a Greenfest in the board’s hometown of Jefferson, Missouri at Riverside/Ellis Porter Park this Thursday evening, October 22nd from 4-8. He says Jefferson City boasts several users of biodiesel, including the Missouri Department of Transportation, which uses a blend of 20 percent biodiesel (B20) in all of its diesel vehicles. Plus, the city itself burns B20 in its city buses. Fire trucks, ambulances, and hybrid and flex-fuel vehicles will also be on hand for the JC Greenfest, as well as demonstrations from Linn State Technical College and Lincoln University. They’ll even have live music from national recording artist Emily Richards

To hear more of my conversation with Jobe, listen to the latest DF Cast here: [audio:http://www.zimmcomm.biz/domesticfuel/DFCast-10-19-09.mp3]

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