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April 19, 2021   |  


Biodiesel production set to double in the US in next 10 years

Annual biodiesel use in the United States is predicted to double in the next decade to 22.7 billion litres for both on- and off-road use.

Transport is America's biggest producer of greenhouse gases, having edged ahead of electricity generation in recent years.

About 60 per cent of the US's transport emissions are generated by petrol-driven cars and light trucks, a segment of the market now attracting a rush of fully electric and hybrid power options.

But the biodiesel industry in the US says heavy vehicles and big plant and machinery will be reliant on diesel for some years to come.

The industry says America's transport sector needs to start cutting its emissions now and can't afford to wait around for affordable alternatives to petroleum diesel to appear on the market.

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