Biodiesel is a renewable fuel that is manufactured from vegetable oils, animal fats, or recycled restaurant grease for use in diesel equipment. Biodiesel’s physical properties are similar to those of petroleum diesel, but it is a cleaner-burning alternative. Using biodiesel in place of petroleum diesel, especially in older vehicles, can reduce emissions. Kentucky offers producer incentives and produces 68 million gallons of biodiesel from soybean and recycled vegetable oil.
Biodiesel powered Budweiser truck in Louisville, Kentucky on July 1.