May US biodiesel output strong at 115 million gallons
The U.S. EPA said June 21 that 114.9 million gallons of biodiesel were produced in May, reporting year-to-date production of nearly 445.9 million gallons through the end of May.
Biodiesel production is reported under the EPA's biomass-based diesel category in the renewable fuel standard. EPA numbers show a total of 120.9 million gallons of biomass-based diesel for the month of May, but that figure also includes renewable diesel.
Last year, the biodiesel industry set a new production record of nearly 1.1 billion gallons, supporting more than 39,000 jobs across the country.