NBB Testifies to Value of Biodiesel in Rural Economies

Cindy Zimmerman Leave a Comment

The National Biodiesel Board this week submitted written testimony to the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit for the hearing, “A Look at the Renewable Economy in Rural America.” The testimony outlines the contribution of the clean fuels industry in terms of jobs and value-added markets for agricultural as well as improved environmental health and reduced associated costs for both rural and urban communities.

NBB CEO Donnell Rehagen wrote that because our industry’s clean fuels are made from an increasingly diverse mix of resources, they “add value to fats, oils and greases that might otherwise lead to costs for other sectors of the bioeconomy.”

Moreover, “clean fuel production contributes to the bioeconomy by reducing the impacts and costs of carbon and particulate emissions,” Rehagen writes. Biodiesel and renewable diesel immediately and substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions in difficult-to-decarbonize transportation. And, they significantly reduce criteria pollutants from diesel transportation and other end uses, which can have direct benefits for both rural and urban communities, according to the testimony.

Read the testimony.

Biodiesel, NBB

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *