The EPA said Wednesday that 109 million gallons of biodiesel were produced in March.
Biodiesel, an EPA-designated Advanced Biofuel that has exceeded targets under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for two consecutive years, is reported under the Biomass-based Diesel category under the RFS.
The numbers show a total of more than 127 million gallons of Biomass-based Diesel for March, but that total also includes production of renewable diesel. With the March numbers, year-to-date biodiesel production stands at just under 259 million gallons.
Made from an increasingly diverse mix of resources such as recycled cooking oil, soybean oil and animal fats, biodiesel is the first and only EPA-designated Advanced Biofuel that's produced on a commercial scale across the U.S. It is produced in nearly every state in the country and is used in existing diesel engines without modification. In 2012 the biodiesel industry produced more than 1 billion gallons, supporting more than 60,000 jobs across the country.