Source: Ohio Soybean Association


The Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) welcomed the release of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Final Rule recently for the Renewable Fuels Standard Program (RFS2) that provides a positive outcome for soy biodiesel.


EPA's Final Rule demonstrates that soy biodiesel can achieve significant greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions relative to petroleum diesel.  Even with the inclusion of questionable indirect land use variables, all soy biodiesel is deemed by the EPA to reduce GHG emissions by 57 percent compared to petroleum diesel fuel, exceeding the 50 percent reduction threshold needed to qualify for the RFS2 biodiesel mandate.


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