December 30, 2007

American farmers increase use of biodiesel.

While most farmers are dabbling in a 2% blend of biodiesel, at least two farmers from Iowa have taken biodiesel usage to a new level. David Oberbroeckling and Roger Halliday use anywhere from a 20% to 100% blend on their farms.

In September of 2001, Oberbroeckling, who farms in Davenport, IA, started using a 20% blend after several months of requesting that his distributor provide soy diesel (commonly referred to as B20). He wanted the advantages that straight petroleum diesel simply can't offer.

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1 comment:

Michael A. Gregory said...

Glad to see that more farmers are using biodiesel. This also means that as more biodiesel is used in farming that the amount of petroleum and that goes into the production of both ethanol and biodiesel goes down.

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