Tomorrow’s soybeans future
The biofuels industry continues to grow, and the Indiana Soybean Alliance (ISA) is here to help grow its production and usage through research, education and promotion.
Our overall objective is to support the biodiesel industry in Indiana. Our state is well-positioned to be a leader in soy biodiesel production and usage. Building demand for soy biodiesel stimulates demand for soybean oil from Indiana soy processing facilities, which increases demand for Indiana soybeans.
What is biodiesel? It is a clean-burning alternative fuel produced from domestic, renewable resources, such as soybeans. Soy biodiesel can be used in existing, unmodified diesel engines. More people are choosing biodiesel because it’s safer and more environmentally-friendly than petroleum diesel. Another advantage of choosing biodiesel is it’s made in the U.S., which helps reduce dependency on foreign oil.
Soy biodiesel is simple to use and biodegradable. Biodiesel can be used as a pure fuel or blended with petroleum in any percentage. B20 (a blend of 20 percent biodiesel with 80 percent petroleum diesel) has demonstrated significant environmental benefits with a minimum increase in cost for fleet operations and consumers.