EIA: US biodiesel production hits high in October
30 December 2013
US production of biodiesel reached a high of 132 million gallons (500 million liters) in October 2013, according to the latest figures from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). Biodiesel production during October 2013 was about 5 million gallons higher than production in September 2013.
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Biodiesel production from the Midwest region (Petroleum Administration for Defense District 2) was 67% of the US total. Production came from 112 biodiesel plants with capacity of 2.2 billion gallons per year.
Producer sales of biodiesel during October 2013 included 92 million gallons sold as B100 (100% biodiesel) and an additional 41 million gallons of B100 sold in biodiesel blends with diesel fuel derived from petroleum.
A total of 1,009 million pounds (458 million kilos) of feedstocks were used to produce biodiesel in October 2013. Soybean oil remained the largest biodiesel feedstock during October 2013 with 551 million pounds (250 million kilos) consumed.
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