Cutting Carbon, Fueling Economies
Biodiesel is a winning checkoff story, not only for farmers whose soybeans serve as a major feedstock for biodiesel production, but for all Wisconsinites.
For farmers, biodiesel adds value to a bushel of soybeans. By using biodiesel to grow crops, Wisconsin soybean farmers contribute to the reduction of harmful emissions.
B20, or 20 percent biodiesel blended with 80 percent petroleum diesel, is estimated to add 63 cents to the value of a bushel of soybeans, or $31.82 per acre, based on the average yield of 50.5 bu/acre with the average farmer using 6 gallons of diesel per acre.
According to the Clean Fuels Alliance America, using renewable diesel instead of petroleum-based fuels reduces greenhouse gas emissions by more than 70% on average.