The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that a record 119 million gallons of “Biomass-based Diesel” were produced in September, up eight percent over the previous high of 110 million gallons in August and marking the sixth consecutive monthly record. Of that total, about 95 percent was biodiesel production, which now totals 686 million gallons for the year so far as of September.
The monthly Moderated Transaction System (EMTS) data from EPA is used to track requirements under the expanded Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2) program for use of renewable fuels and Renewable Identification Number (RIN) transactions.
The National Biodiesel Board is pleased to see the continued growth in biodiesel this year. “Biodiesel is America’s first Advanced Biofuel,” says NBB. “It is produced in nearly every state in the country and will support more than 31,000 U.S. jobs in 2011 while replacing nearly one billion gallons of petroleum diesel.”