Biodiesel Basics #44: Biodiesel Reduces Harmful Vehicle Emissions

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Biodiesel, a renewable fuel made right here in Wisconsin, reduces a number of harmful vehicle emissions when used instead of conventional diesel.  Here are a few facts:

  • Biodiesel reduces lifecycle carbon dioxide emissions by 78 percent compared to petroleum diesel.
  • Emissions of carbon monoxide, a poisonous gas and contributing factor in formation of smog, are reduced by 50% when using biodiesel.
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