Soy biodiesel is made from soybean oil. Compared to traditional diesel, biodiesel reduces exhaust emissions like particulate matter by 47 percent, carbon monoxide by 48 percent and hydrocarbons by 67 percent. (Source: Environmental Protection Agency).
The exhaust emissions of sulfur oxides and sulfate (major components of acid rain) from biodiesel are essentially eliminated compared to traditional diesel. (Source: National Biodiesel Board).
Biodiesel is the only alternative fuel to fully complete the health effects testing requirements of the Clean Air Act. (Source: National Biodiesel Board).
- Asthma is the leading cause of school absenteeism. That’s one reason school boards are endorsing cleaner-burning biodiesel to lower exhaust levels inside the buses.
- Environment Safety Fact Sheet
- Health Effects Fact Sheet
- Environment and Safety Benefits
- Environmental Benefits
For more information on biofuels in Indiana, visit our Biofuels Program page.