• The value of biodiesel adds a huge bonus to the soybean industry according to a study funded by the United Soybean Board (USB) and soybean checkoff. The study indicates that U.S. soybean farmers received an additional $2.5 billion in returns over the last four years due to the biodiesel industry’s demand for soybean oil. This demand added up to 25¢/bu. in support for soybean prices.
  • Soy biodiesel returns 4.5 more energy than what is required to produce this homegrown, renewable fuel, says a new study conducted by USDA and the University of Idaho.
  •  To promote the availability and use of soy biodiesel in 2010, the USB and soybean checkoff will again partner with more than 90 U.S. Department of Energy-affiliated Clean Cities chapters across the country to reduce petroleum consumption and develop programs that communicate the benefits of soy biodiesel through education, demonstrations and promotional activities in suburban and urban areas.