• Ron Kotrba

US biodiesel production at 163 million gallons in August, up just 1 million gallons from July

U.S. biodiesel production reached 163 million gallons in August , up 1 million gallons from July, according to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Midwestern production accounted for 73 percent of the U.S. total. Eighty-eight biodiesel plants with a total annual productive capacity of 2.5 billion gallons were responsible for the August volumes, according to EIA.

Producer sales of biodiesel in August included 73 million gallons sold as B100 and another 96 million gallons of B100 sold in blends with petroleum diesel fuel.

Nearly 1.24 billion pounds of feedstocks were consumed for U.S. biodiesel production in August, including 745 million pounds of soybean oil (60 percent), down from 775 million pounds last month; 148 million pounds of distillers corn oil (12 percent), the highest level since the pandemic began; 44 million pounds of tallow (3.6 percent), down from 54 million in July; 55 million pounds of white grease (4.4 percent), the same as in July; and 80 million pounds of yellow grease (6.5 percent), down slightly from 82 million pounds in July.

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