148M gallons of US biodiesel produced in August, 916M gallons YTD
The U.S. EPA reported 148 million gallons of biodiesel production for the month of August, putting year-to-date volume at a record pace of nearly 916 million gallons.
With more than 1 billion gallons of production in each of the past two years, biodiesel is the first EPA-designated advanced biofuel to reach commercial-scale production nationwide. The industry has surpassed RFS targets since the program began and is on track to do so again this year.
The production volumes are reported under the biomass-based diesel category of the RFS. To view the figures, visit the EPA's website here. The monthly numbers show a total of more than 177 million gallons of biomass-based diesel in August. That total includes nearly 30 million gallons of renewable diesel, a similar diesel replacement made with the same resources but using a different technology.
For the year, biodiesel and renewable diesel together have already exceeded 1 billion gallons, with nearly 1.1 billion gallons total.
Made from an increasingly diverse mix of resources such as recycled cooking oil, soybean oil and animal fats, biodiesel is produced in nearly every state in the country and supports some 50,000 jobs. The National Biodiesel Board is the U.S. biodiesel trade association.