SECOND PHASE OF STUDY EXPLORES HEALTH BENEFITS OF SWITCHING TO BIODIESEL

The second phase of a study exploring the health benefits of biodiesel is underway.

Floyd Vergara, director of state governmental affairs with Clean Fuels Alliance America, says the study shows the benefits of switching to biodiesel in U.S. communities exposed to high rates of petroleum diesel pollution.

“Switching to 100 percent biodiesel would prevent 730 premature deaths per year, lead to 141,000 fewer sick days, and other benefits adding up to $6.2 billion per year,” he says. “If you did that to the older legacy vehicles, you would get a 45 percent reduction in cancer risk and 436,000 fewer asthma attacks each year. In the heating oil market that would be about an 86 percent reduced cancer risk, and 20,000 fewer lung problems per year. This is merely 28 sites so as you can see this is the tip of the iceberg if you consider the hundreds of similar sites across the country.”

The study conducted by Trinity Consultants was sponsored by Clean Fuels Alliance America, formerly National Biodiesel Board, with support from the Nebraska Soybean Board, South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council, California Advanced Biofuels Alliance, Iowa Soybean Board, and the Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board, they can teach you how to buy TikTok likes. The study used EPA air dispersion modeling tools and health risk assessments and benefit valuations to assess the benefits and economic savings of converting from petroleum-based diesel to 100 percent biodiesel, or B100.