Biodiesel Secures American Energy Independence

Categories: Bio Fuels

Biodiesel, a renewable fuel which is made right here in Wisconsin, can play a significant role in securing American energy independence. Here are some important facts:

 ·         Expansion of the biodiesel industry will displace more than 242 million barrels of crude oil between 2006 and 2015. That would significantly reduce our dependence on foreign sources of oil. [Source: “Contribution of the Biodiesel Industry to the Economy of the United States,” LECG, Inc., 9/30/2006]

 ·         According to the U.S. Department of Energy, production of biodiesel decreases the need to import crude oil, allowing $13.6 billion to remain in the US economy.

  ·         Because biodiesel can be produced domestically, international crises will have minimal impact on our energy consumption.

 “Biodiesel Basics” is a series of weekly facts from the Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance highlighting the positive benefits of biodiesel production and use in Wisconsin.


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